The vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, announced on the night of Monday, June 4, that he plans to visit Ecuador this month. The news was confirmed during a press conference in Washington where Pence called on the members of the OAS to expel Venezuela from the agency.
“I want to announce that under the president’s direction later this month I will return to South America for my third visit to the region in less than a year, I will be in Brazil and Ecuador,” said Pence.
Pence planned to travel to Brazil in May, but postponed the visit by the White House’s focus in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Pence spoke on the phone this June 4 with the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno. In that call “they discussed the humanitarian and economic crisis in Venezuela and the need to work together with other like-minded nations to protect and promote freedom in the hemisphere,” he wrote.
For his part, Moreno confirmed on the social network Twitter: “Today I received the call from the Vice President of the USA, @Mike_Pence, we will work to strengthen the relationship between our countries, we also talk about what is happening in the region and its future challenges”. He also said that they agreed to the official visit by the end of June
They also talked about the reactivation of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Ecuador. (I)