President Lenin Moreno announced on Sunday that he will request on Monday his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy that Spain intercedes with the European Union (EU) to accelerate the elimination of the requirement of a short-term visa for Ecuadorians to enter the Schengen area of the European Community.
“It is a call to the heart not to productivity because there are many Ecuadorians who want to visit their family,” said the president in his meeting this afternoon with the group of migrants at the consulate in Madrid, within the framework of the Open Day organized on the occasion of International Migrants Day.
On April 24, 2014 Rajoy already “formally committed” to former President Rafael Correa to advance the withdrawal of the safe conduct. Even a delegation of the Assembly traveled to Belgium months ago to extend the request to the European Parliament. The truth is that Ecuador must still comply with certain biometric passport security technical standards required by the European Union.
Moreno arrived in the Spanish capital after his trip to Vatican City and held a meeting of more than an hour with half a thousand migrants who came from cities such as Valencia or Barcelona. Since the beginning of his speech he wanted to mark distances with his predecessor. In Ecuador, he said, “Tolerance, dialogue and respect are recovering, the absolute truth no longer exists.”
This moment, “he added,” we have to review aspects that were not good and that ended up fracturing us, confronting us radically, “he said.
In reference to cases of corruption, the president warned that in the country “honesty, transparency and delicacy to treat public funds that are sacred have not been in fashion nobody should touch a penny more of the public treasury, the hands of the officials must be clean. You have to love the country and what you love is not stolen. ”
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To each of their offers the migrants responded with a “Thank you President!”. Outside the consulate, however, a dozen supporters of Rafael Correa demonstrated to the cry of “Lenin traitor” while requesting freedom for Jorge Glass
The migrants complained, too, that no consular procedures were carried out during the Open Doors day, despite the fact that the National Transit Agency renewed licenses for those who requested a prior appointment.
Before the ceremony in which the Olympic medalist Jefferson Pérez was present, Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa informed that the plan to execute the Human Mobility Law is ready and invited the migrants to vote in the popular consultation.
Vladimir Paspuel, president of the Rumiñahui Association, asked the president to start training workshops to facilitate access to employment, undertake a real fight against gender violence in the country and combat corruption. Representatives of other associations urged him to promote the Land Plan and to support the needs of gay, transsexual and bisexual groups. (I)