The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, today defended the policy of non-interference in his country with respect to Venezuela, but warned the Venezuelan government not to “provoke” because “we also know how to do it in a different way”.
“We are a country of peace, we are a tolerant country, we are acting reactively with respect to international issues, out of respect and tolerance, but tolerance has a limit and, please, do not exceed it,” the president said in a meeting with foreign media today in Quito.
Moreno went on to say that Ecuador is a country of “gentle people, cordial, kind, tolerant, respectful” but warned that it should not be provoked because “we also know how to do it in another way”.
The declarations of the head of the Ecuadorian State take place after the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, asked on Wednesday to “stop the persecution” against the Ecuadorian ex-President Rafael Correa, required by the Ecuadorian justice in relation to a kidnapping case of an opponent.
As a warning sign, Moreno today called democracy “bizarre” in the Bolivarian Republic, “without the participation of the opposition, with a limited possibility of international observation.”
“That is not within what we consider the norm of democracy,” he said, before expressing that concern has moved it to international forums.
However, he showed his rejection of any military intervention in that country to try to change the situation.
that there is a “US interference” to imprison Correa, and called for consultations to the ambassadors of both nations, as well as the diplomatic representative in La Paz.
In reaction to those statements, he also postponed the departure of the Ecuadorian ambassador to Caracas. (I)