After declaring “unwelcome person” to Heather Hodges (former U.S. ambassador in Quito) and furtherly expelled her from Ecuador, President Rafael Correa said on Sunday on Telerama (Ecuadorian TV channel) that relationships with Washington are still “good”, although those relationships “have been affected” with this situation, it “is an impasse that nobody looked for.”
“Soon, hopefully, the new ambassadors will be appointed” in a process “of two or three months,” the president said yesterday in Telerama channel.
“The best thing for both countries is overcome this as quickly as possible,” said Correa, insisting that “relationships are not broken, trade relationships are still going on, the embassies, level business managers, everything is going on”.
Yesterday, Ricardo Patino, Ecuador’s foreign minister said he will talk to U.S. diplomacy in Latin America, Arturo Valenzuela, for the appointment of new ambassadors.
Source: El Universo Newspaper