UN reiterates its support to Ecuador to establish reconciliation between indigenists and Government

Ecuador’s Minister of Government, Francisco Jiménez. – MINISTERIO DE GOBIERNO DE ECUADOR

The Ministry of Government of Ecuador announced on Monday that senior officials of the Ministry have received representatives of the United Nations who have reiterated their support to establish a reconciliation process between the Ecuadorian Executive and the indigenous movements after the protests that took place in the country for 18 days.

This was stated by the Ministry in a communiqué, detailing that the Ecuadorian Government «is committed to its efforts for a peaceful, democratic coexistence and respect for the rule of law».

Specifically, the Vice Minister of Governance of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Government, Homero Castanier, has held a meeting in Quito with Kenneth Gluck, UN conflict resolution advisor; Markus Behrend, Resident Coordinator in charge, «in order to strengthen alliances and cooperation in the reconciliation process promoted by the Government together with indigenous and social organizations in Ecuador».

Castanier has highlighted the Government’s commitment to consolidate consensus and agreements that -promote reconciliation and allow for the improvement of internal and international relations». «We want to support the process of building agreements and the issues to be addressed, to have technical advice from an international organization,» he said.

For his part, Gluck has referred to the openness of the UN to support member countries in the resolution of conflicts, which allow the consolidation of internal peace processes and in turn generate international confidence in their relations with other countries. «To ensure the peaceful advancement of countries, to enhance the ongoing dialogue to address various issues of development and inclusive governance,» he said.

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