The Foreign Minister said that Ecuador is concerned about the situation in Venezuela, ratifying the statements made by the Head of State.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the direction of the new Foreign Minister José Valencia, prepares suggestions for what the country’s foreign policy will be. The announcement was made by the newly-appointed official.
In an interview in Teleamazonas, he said that foreign policy will be implemented in a professional manner, in accordance with the interests of the country. This does not imply a bureaucratic management, but a professional one, protected by the law and the principles of international law.
With that base, according to Valencia, new policies must be generated according to what the Constitution of the Republic establishes. “I have to present to the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, policy options.” At the same time he gave clues as to what the north will be about the future of international politics.
For example, in relation to the case of Julian Assange, asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, he believes that he needs a lot of analysis and work to solve the case. He acknowledged that Ecuador must resolve it in accordance with international law.
For this the Foreign Ministry will work with the English authorities. Although he did not say them, there are exits to solve the case. “I do not believe in a unilateral exit that can lead us to complicate the problem.” On the subject of Venezuela, after the statements of Moreno, indicating that they leave “severe doubts”, Valencia said that Ecuador is concerned about the situation in that country.
For the internationalist Santiago Orbe, the Head of State and Foreign Minister José Valencia have the opportunity to distance themselves from the ideological positions that were nuanced in the previous administration. “In the last 10 years, the strategic importance of the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry has been annulled. Now it’s time to reconstitute this work little by little. ”
The Chancellor does not believe that the exit to the case of the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is unilateral, since that decision will complicate the problem much more. This is one of the topics that will occupy the agenda of the Ministry.
6 years is the time that Assange has lived in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
The President, last Wednesday, was concerned about the social situation of Venezuela and Nicaragua. (I)