Ecuadorian ministers will return to the legislature over the attack on the embassy

“In these difficult times, we want to show all our solidarity and support in the face of the dangerous events that occurred last Friday, April 5 (…), in an unprecedented violation of the norms that establish diplomatic relations and in a direct attack on Mexican sovereignty,” she affirms. Letter addressed to the President by 16 Members of the European Parliament.

That day, Ecuadorian police stormed the embassy to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glass, who was a refugee there and an asylum seeker driven by the political and judicial persecution he was suffering from.

The signatories of the letter, an initiative of Spanish European Parliament member Manu Pineda (leftist group), described the politician’s arrest as illegal.

Likewise, they stressed that they know and appreciate the important role that Mexico has historically played and currently plays as a defender of international law and diplomatic relations, especially of asylum and refugee figures.

“We sincerely appreciate the defense that your government has made in recent years of diplomacy as a means of resolving conflicts. That is why we want to convey our firm condemnation of the decision of the Ecuadorian government headed by Daniel Noboa to order the attack on the Mexican Embassy.”

In addition to Pineda, parliamentarians from the Left Bloc include María Eugenia Rodríguez, Sandra Pereira, Marc Botenga, Leila Shaybi, Edoya Villanueva, Miguel Orbán and Esther Sanz, from the Green Party, Ana Miranda, Tilly Metz, Jordi Sulli and the unregistered Massimiliano Smeriglio. .

It was also signed by Leopoldo Lopez (European People's Party), María Soraya (Renew Europe), Javi Lopez (Socialists and Democrats), and Mónica Silvana González (Socialists and Democrats).

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Regarding recent events, they expressed their concern about the consequences of this violation of international law on relations between Latin American countries and between them and the European Union.

“We live in very complex times in international relations and we consider that the violation of the basic rules of diplomatic relations, such as the inviolability of diplomatic premises and personnel, carried out by the Noboa government sets a dangerous precedent in the international community in need,” they warned, defending international law for peaceful coexistence.

We would also like – continues the letter to López Obrador – to express our support and understanding for the difficult decision you have taken to sever diplomatic relations with Ecuador.

Several members of the European Parliament, also on Pineda's initiative, signed another letter addressed to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, whom they urged to ask the Ecuadorian government for safe conduct that would allow former Vice President Glass to continue the asylum process granted by Mexico.

They also asked him to give instructions to the delegation of the European External Action Service in Ecuador to activate all necessary mechanisms to follow up and permanently monitor the case and to visit Glass in prison to learn directly about his situation.


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