Diplomatic Relations Mexico-Ecuador

Mexico Severs Diplomatic Relations with Ecuador

Mexico Severs Diplomatic Relations with Ecuador following an Attack on its Embassy.

All Mexican diplomatic personnel in Ecuador will immediately return to Mexico, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico in a press release published on April 6. “Mexico demands necessary assurances from Ecuador regarding the departure of Mexican personnel,” stated the ministry.

In response to the brutal incursion carried out by the Ecuadorian police at the Mexican embassy on the night of Friday, April 5, and in accordance with the instruction of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico announced its immediate severance of diplomatic relations with that country.

“In consultations with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and in the face of the flagrant and serious violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, in particular, the principle of inviolability of premises and Mexican diplomatic personnel, and the basic norms of international coexistence, Mexico announces its immediate severance of diplomatic relations with Ecuador,” said Chancellor Alicia Bárcena Ibarra.

In that regard, she added that all Mexican diplomatic personnel in Ecuador will leave the country immediately, and that they expect to have the necessary guarantees for the departure of Mexican personnel.

 

 

 

Mexico strongly condemns the acts of violence against the Head of Chancery of the mission, Roberto Canseco Martínez, as well as the arbitrary apprehension of former Vice President Jorge Glas Espinel, who was in the embassy and in the process of seeking political asylum.

 

 

 

 

“Our country will resort to the International Court of Justice to denounce Ecuador’s violations of International Law, as well as to the relevant regional and international bodies,” asserted the ministry.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands a thorough investigation into the attack carried out, while reiterating its commitment to the fight against violence in all its forms.

 

 

 

 

In a second press release on April 6, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico confirmed that by instruction of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, coordinated the return of accredited diplomatic personnel in Ecuador, along with their families, following the violent attack perpetrated by the Ecuadorian police on the Mexican Embassy on the night of Friday, April 5th.

The group of 18 people traveled on Sunday, April 7th, on a commercial flight from Ecuador to Mexico City. A significant number of friendly and allied countries with Embassies in Ecuador offered their support to ensure the safety of Mexican individuals, so they accompanied them on the journey to the airport in the city of Quito.

The Mexican Embassy in Ecuador will remain closed indefinitely, as will consular services. The Mexican community and business sector residing in Ecuador (more than 1,600 people) can receive assistance through the System of Registration for Mexican Persons Abroad (SIRME), as well as through the Mexican embassies in Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

“We are attentive to the diplomats of our homeland, they are not alone. They have shown dignity and decorum, as evidenced by the attitude of Raquel Serur, our ambassador, and Roberto Canseco, head of Chancery of the embassy,” emphasized President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Similarly, the Mexican Chancellor stated: “Family, friends, and compatriots: Mexico will always ensure your safety and respect for your rights!” emphasized Chancellor Alicia Bárcena Ibarra.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the General Directorate of Consular Protection and Strategic Planning, provided the following contact information for nationals residing or visiting Ecuador:

System of Registration for Mexican Persons Abroad (SIRME: https://sirme.sre.gob.mx) Information for emergency contact from the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador:

Emergency phone by WhatsApp: 00 593 99 494 0153 Facebook: @embamexecuador Twitter: @EmbaMexEcu Email: [email protected] Emergency phone numbers from the Mexican Embassy in Colombia

Local dialing 3138786028 International dialing 00 573 138786028 Emergency contacts from the Mexican Embassy in Chile:

Local dialing +56 9 9682 3061 International dialing 00 56 9 9682 3061 Facebook: Embassy of Mexico in Chile Twitter: @EmbaMexChi Instagram @Embamexchi Email: [email protected] Emergency contacts from the Mexican Embassy in Peru:

International dialing 0051987569404 Emergency WhatsApp: +51987569404 Facebook: @embamexperu Twitter: @EmbaMexPer Email: [email protected]

The Government of Mexico strongly condemned the violation of the immunity of its embassy and its diplomatic personnel and reaffirms that it will resort to the International Court of Justice and all relevant regional and international bodies after this clear and flagrant violation of International Law.

Mexico expressed appreciation for the expressions of solidarity and support from various leaders, officials, and civil organizations from different countries around the world.

 


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