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Ecuador and Colombia to re-establish ties

Latest update : 2008-06-07

Ecuador and Colombia's presidents agreed on Friday to re-establish diplomatic ties through their respective foreign ministries after a three-month freeze provoked by a Colombian military incursion into Ecuadorian territory.

Ecuador and Colombia agreed Friday to re-establish low-level diplomatic ties under an agreement sponsored by former US president Jimmy Carter, three months after tensions between the South American neighbors flared.
  
On March 1 the Colombian military attacked a jungle camp belonging to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas inside Ecuadoran territory. About 20 people were killed including rebel chief Raul Reyes, four Mexicans and an Ecuadoran.
  
Both Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa and leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke diplomatic ties with Colombia and rushed soldiers to their borders.
  
Carter has been in telephone conversations with Correa and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, the Atlanta-based Carter Center said in a statement.
  
The former US president consulted them recently "about the possibility of renewing diplomatic relations between the two countries immediately and without preconditions, initially at the level of charge d'affaires," the statement said.
  
On Friday "both presidents confirmed their willingness to do so immediately through their respective foreign ministries," the statement added.
  
The Organization of American States ruled that Colombia's attack was a violation of Ecuador's sovereignty.

Date created : 2008-06-07

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