Ecuador calls its ambassador out of Egypt due to the increasing violence
Posted On 15 Aug 2013
Through a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that has called it’s ambassador in Cairo, Edwin Johnson Lopez, for consultations, due to the increasing wave of violence that exists in Egypt and that yesterday left more than 270 dead and hundreds injured in an eviction.
Yesterday the Egyptian government declared a state of emergency for a month.According to the statement, “Ecuador is concerned by the events that have been occurring in Egypt from the breakdown of democracy, on July 3 this year. Several decades of dictatorship in Egypt found a breaking point with the democratic elections of June 2012. The Egyptian people, who have long claimed to live in a democracy, elected as its constitutional president Mohamed Morsi.”
He added that “after the coup that overthrew President Morsi in July this year, Egyptian society has been embroiled in a climate of civil protest and repression by the de facto government. Committed to democratic values, Ecuador has decided to recall its ambassador in Cairo.”