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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Correa Asks Calderon to Fight Poverty

Mexico, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador President Rafael Correa said 85 percent of the problems in Latin America can be solved with pragmatism and sensibility, and invited his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, to join such efforts.

Interviewed by Televisa television network before winding up a 48-hour official visit to Mexico, Correa claimed his stay here also gave him the opportunity to strengthen personal ties with Calderon.

The Ecuadorian president also thanked the Mexican government for its constructive position at the Rio Group summit held last month in the Dominican Republic.

Mexico then criticized the Colombian military raid into Ecuadorian territory which resulted in the death of several Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas and four Mexican students.

Correa encouraged Mexican nationals to visit Ecuador, in order to strengthen ties between both peoples.

During his official visit, Correa and Calderon agreed to eliminate visa procedures for Ecuadorean and Mexican citizens visiting each country.

Correa gave a lecture yesterday at Mexico´s National Autonomous University and met with relatives of the four Mexican students killed during the March 1 Colombian air strike against the FARC camp.

After signing a joint communiqué with his Mexican counterpart, Correa visited the Mexico City town hall, where he met with Mayor Marcelo Ebrad, who named him a distinguished city guest.

Before leaving Mexico today, the Ecuadorean President will give a press conference.

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