November 11, 2003

Headlines Ecuador

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El Comercio - Quito. Cofi Annan visits the Ecuadorian capital. The UN Secretary General was in his second stop of his four country (Chile, Ecuador, Peru y Bolivia) South American tour. While in Quito, Annan spoke with the Ecuadorian president Lucio Guitierrez. Among other topics, the president and the secretary spoke about the current situation of Colombian refugees escaping from violence into Ecuadorian territory. Two further topics touched on the possible participation of Ecuadorian troops in peace keeping missions and the possible intervention of Annan to ease the pressure from foreign creditors to Ecuador.