Friday, March 1, 2024

Noboa defended the Ecuador-USA agreement signed by Lasso

Regarding this agreement, which still depends on a ruling from the Constitutional Court to be implemented, Noboa stated this Monday in an interview with the Teleamazonas channel that he is waiting for the approval of the judicial institution.

Weapons, border protection, technology, and training for law enforcement forces are necessary, and denying this agreement will be retroactive, stated the president, who announced that there are similar agreements in other countries to deal with organized crime as part of the internal armed conflict order. .

The agreement signed by Lasso in October 2023, a few weeks after leaving office, gives the United States tax exemptions, amnesty, freedom to use the air and land space, free use of the Ecuadorian radio spectrum, the freedom to carry weapons, etc.

Regarding the visit of the United States delegation, the head of the executive stated that Washington has seen what is happening in Ecuador and knows how important it is to protect the South American country for world peace.

“Ecuador has become an important part of the structure and routes of narcoterrorist groups, and if we can have full control, the region will develop,” said the president.

The North American team that will arrive this Monday in Quito is made up of the advisor to President Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd; the head of the Southern Command, Laura Richardson; the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Christopher Landberg; and others.

The delegation, which will remain in Ecuadorian territory until January 25, intends to facilitate cooperation in security matters and analyze collaborative methods to face the threats of transnational criminal organizations,” said the US embassy.

Many analysts have warned that the security crisis Ecuador is going through and the declaration of internal armed conflict could be an opportunity for the United States to deepen its military presence.

For the professor of the Central University of Ecuador, Luis Córdova, the visit of US officials has the purpose of implementing the “Ecuador Plan” under the mask of Plan Fénix, as Noboa calls his security strategy.

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