Alicia Barcena responds to the Ecuadorian president's stance: “There is no justification”

Alicia Barcena responds to the words of the President of Ecuador (Cuartoscuro).

Head of Ministry of External Affairs (SRE), Alicia Parcena Ibarra responded to Ecuador's foreign minister's position. Gabriela Sommerfeldand ruled that there was “no justification” for the actions taken by the South American country's police at the Mexican embassy.

During the morning briefing on Monday, April 8, the Mexican diplomat said There are no justifications Not only was the embassy raided for actions by the Ecuadorian police, but national mission personnel were physically assaulted.

“There is no justification for police forces to trespass into the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador or to physically attack the dignity of embassy staff.”

Likewise, the nation ruled forever Adheres to international law, for which he denied that the provisions of the Treaty of Vienna and Caracas had been broken. He also recalled that before granting political asylum, Mexico maintained “direct and constant” contact with Ecuador.

Ecuador's foreign minister asserts that Mexico first failed to comply with the Vienna Convention (EFE/EPA/Max Slovencik).
Ecuador's foreign minister asserts that Mexico first failed to comply with the Vienna Convention (EFE/EPA/Max Slovencik).

Barcena Ibarra said that if there is any confusion or a different reading of international agreements, Ecuador should always go to the relevant authorities. Ensuring peaceful practices Established by the Charter of the United Nations (UN) or the Treaty of Bogotá.

“Mexico has maintained direct and constant contact with Ecuador regarding this incident and, of course, to resolve the issue of asylum. If Ecuador had a different interpretation than Mexico with regard to the Vienna Conventions on asylum or diplomatic relations, it should have resorted at all times to the peaceful procedures established by the Charter of the United Nations or the Bogotá Treaty and Agreement.” . They didn'tHe continued.

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Subsequently, the head of the SRE recalled the events that took place on the night of Friday, April 5, when the former vice president of Ecuador, Jorge Claus, was arrested, which he again described as a “flagrant violation of international law.”

Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena presented a timeline of the attack on the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador (Government of Mexico).
Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena presented a timeline of the attack on the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador (Government of Mexico).

To conclude with a recap of events, the Mexican Foreign Minister reiterated that diplomatic relations with Ecuador were immediately severed at the behest of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and that they would present a procedure. International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“We want to guarantee the premises, properties and archives of the embassy in Ecuador, which has been completely closed indefinitely and consular services have been suspended”

Finally, he highlighted that there will be a meeting to analyze the activities of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac); However, he has announced that he will send a letter to the UN Secretary General. Antonio GutierrezThe case should be brought before the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly.

The Mexican foreign secretary's statements came after the broadcast of an interview with Ecuador's foreign minister, who initially pointed to the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. violated the Caracas Convention With the fact that the statements of the President of Mexico amounted to interference in “domestic affairs” by granting asylum to a person convicted of common crimes.

In addition to the above, he disclosed that President Daniel Nobo, despite being aware of the consequences, gave orders to enter the diplomatic headquarters: “Of course. He (Daniel Nobowa) dictates foreign policy… It is appropriate for us as the Ministry of External Affairs to first inform you through a detailed report and second to advise you. Of course, you were told what the consequences of an action would be, and that was on the table.

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