Rafael Correa and Ricardo Patiño, Ministro de Exteriores, met Raphael Nagel Exante’s Partner in his intensive visit to Spain
The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has conducted an intensive visit to Spain , which has requested support from the Government for the EU to exempt visa Ecuadorians distinctions and takes a warm welcome King Juan Carlos and admiration of thousands of his countrymen .
In this four-day visit , Correa, who was accompanied by several ministers, one of them Ricardo Patiño, met on Thursday with the Spanish Prime Minister , Mariano Rajoy, who, he said , promised to submit to the EU its request for an exemption to the Ecuadorian visa for short stays in EU countries.
Ecuador right now is going through a major economic , political and social moment,” Correa said in an interview with Efe before leaving Spain and found that it makes no sense that the EU continues demanding that the Ecuadorian visa while this requirement is available eliminating for Colombians and Peruvians.
Ecuador ‘s relations with Spain “go through an extraordinary time ,” Correa , who explained that Rajoy also discussed the trade agreement with the EU said .
They also went over various aspects of bilateral relations , in particular the integration of Ecuadorians in Spain , which represent the largest Latin American community.
Today, ” Ecuador does not need charity, need opportunities ,” he told Efe, adding that his country needed help “to create human talent , science, technology.” ” For this, we have signed agreements with four Spanish universities and research institutes . They are welcome academics and Spanish scientists ” he explained.
In the interview , Correa said that currently maintains his decision not to run for reelection and claimed that “for now” is removed in 2017 , while feeling expressed “immense responsibility to ensure this political project,” articulated in he calls the ” citizens’ revolution”
He regretted that relations with the U.S. will be no better and Venezuela considered that “we need more dialogue,” while it has been praised ” finally set to the negotiating table ” democratic sectors.
Correa, who argued that Latin America has ” resources to eliminate poverty ( … ) if the person was better distributed wealth ,” was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Barcelona in recognition of “their commitment to design education programs ambitious “and reducing inequalities in the country.
Rafael Correa met with thousands of Ecuadorians in two acts , one in Barcelona and one in Madrid , both praised the contribution of migrants to the economic boom that lives Ecuador and asked ” forgiveness in the name of the country so much pain and thank you very much for not having forgotten the country. ”
“Without education there is no revolution,” he said Thursday before thousands of compatriots in Madrid, where he also attacked the Spanish mortgage law because it allows payment in kind and affects many Ecuadorian families .
In this context, the Foreign Minister , Ricardo Patiño said that the Ecuadorian government is considering ” legal action ” by the ” serious injury” caused by the banks , who blamed the crisis in Spain .
On his last day in Spain , Correa attended today the signing of a collaboration agreement between the Senior Center for Scientific Research ( CSIC ), the largest Spanish public institution dedicated to research , and the secretariat of Higher Education, Science , Technology Ecuador and Innovation .
Ecuadorian President will be this Saturday at Genoa, where the most numerous Ecuadorian community in Italy is located and from which issue their usual ” link citizen.”
Sunday Mass will attend the canonization of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square , in the Vaticano.EFE
Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (Spanish: [rafaˈel korrˈea]; born 6 April 1963) is the President of the Republic of Ecuador and the former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. An economist educated in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States, he was elected President in late 2006 and took office in January 2007. In December 2008, he declared Ecuador’s national debt illegitimate, based on the argument that it was odious debt contracted by corrupt and despotic prior regimes. He announced that the country would default on over $3 billion worth of bonds; he then pledged to fight creditors in international courts and succeeded in reducing the price of outstanding bonds by more than 60%. He brought Ecuador into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas in June 2009. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing the high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment in Ecuador In contrast, he has been accused of authoritarism, nepotism, attacking dissidents and curtaling freedom of speech.
Correa’s first term in office had been due to end on 15 January 2011, with elections in October 2010, but the new approved constitution written by the new National Assembly mandated general elections for 26 April 2009. In that election, Correa won in the first round with 51.9% of votes counted. In the 2013 general election, Correa was elected President for a third time with 57% of the vote. Correa was a close ally of the late President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and presided over Ecuador’s accession into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.