The people of Ecuador are rising up to refound their country as a pluri-national homeland for all. This inspiring movement, with Ecuador's indigenous peoples at its heart, is part of the revolution spreading across the Americas, laying the groundwork for a new, fairer, world. Ecuador Rising aims to bring news and analysis of events unfolding in Ecuador to english speakers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fander Falconi, new Ecuador Foreign Minister

Quito, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Economist Fander Falconi assumed today his post as new Minister of Foreign Relations of Ecuador in ceremony held at the Carondelet Palace, in the presence of president Rafael Correa.

After taking oath Falconi, Correa expressed confidence in the boost the new FM will give to international relations.

He thanked former FM Maria Isabel Salvador for her work. Correa said the Ministry was in need of changes to do away with apathy and bureaucratism. Salvador had resigned last week to the post.

The Head of State defended the proposal of foreign service reform, sent to the Legislative Comisión looking to guarantee the execution of a policy with other nations, in accordance with the current situation of the country.

Among the pending sigues, the new FM will face the deteriorated relations with Brazil, due to the expulsión of the construction enterprise Odebrecht and the riff with Colombia.

The Ecuadorian government broke up relations with Bogota last March 3, two days after the bombing and incursion of Colombian troops in a zone north of this country.

The assumption of Falconi, who previously served as secretary of Planning and Development (SENPLADES), is the third FM in almost two years of the Correa administration.

The first Foreign Minister of this period was Maria Fernanda Espinosa, current ambassador to the United Nations, who was replaced by Maria Isabel Salvador.

No comments:

Post a Comment