The Embassy of Venezuela in Quito is waiting for a pronouncement by the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador on the appointment of a new diplomatic representative by the president in charge of that country, Juan Guaidó.
“We are waiting for the pronouncement of the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry,” the charge d’affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy, Pedro Sassone, the highest diplomatic official in the country, told Efe at the moment.
The Venezuelan Parliament, of overwhelming opposition majority, authorized on Tuesday the appointment of diplomatic representatives proposed by the interim president Guaidó in ten American countries that recognize him as representative of the Executive, including Ecuador.
And he appointed René de Sola Quintero, 46, to the Ecuadorian legation, a lawyer specialized in Commercial Law, partner of a firm in the capital of the country. He studied law at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. He is a specialist in International Business at the American University (LLM 1998). He joined the family desk, De Sola, Pate & Brown, where he practiced in the corporate and commercial areas before moving to Ecuador at the end of the last decade.
The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, acknowledged last Wednesday Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela with the hope that he will soon call democratic elections in the country.
The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry confirmed to Efe that “it has not formally received any official notification” about the appointment and refused to make any comments.
Last October, Ecuador expelled Venezuelan Ambassador Carol Delgado, after statements in which the Minister of Communication and Information of her country, Jorge Rodríguez, accused Moreno of “lying” about the number of Venezuelan migrants arriving in the country.
Under a principle of reciprocity, Venezuela declared persona non grata to the charge d’affaires of Ecuador in Caracas, Elizabeth Méndez, who had to leave that fate immediately.
After the appointment today of the diplomatic representative for Quito, it was expected that the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry would decide on this matter and communicate its decision to the authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in the country.
Sassone was meeting and waiting to know the official position of Ecuador regarding the designated representative, as well as to know what steps to take in relation to diplomatic and consular work in the country.
Guaidó presented a communication to the Parliament on Tuesday in which he appoints representatives in Argentina, the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Peru and before the Lima Group, and was approved by “unanimity” “, According to the Legislative Secretariat.
At least thirty countries have recognized Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela to date. (I)