Posted On 08 Jun 2017
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Foreign Minister and a member of the new Front for Transparency and Fight against Corruption, said yesterday that resorting to the United Nations for cooperation is like “coming to our home and, above all, as Ecuador has come, to propose an agenda of cooperation … “
Espinosa made such statements to the state news agency Andes, from the United States, where she traveled to meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
In the interview with Andes, the minister suggests that she does not share the opinion of former President Rafael Correa, who in an editorial published by daily El Telégrafo said that asking for UN cooperation is “to put an end to all these years in as for institutional and sovereignty concerns … “
On the contrary, María Fernanda Espinosa said: “What we are doing is reaffirming our sovereign right to make use of the cooperation mechanisms offered by an organization of which we are a part. Hopefully, this is not misunderstood … ” (I).