Friday, November 01, 2013

Bilateral Relations: Ecuador President in favor of stronger ties between Belarus, Latin America

Source: Belarusian Telegraph Agency

MINSK, 31 October (BelTA) – Belarus and Latin America should become closer to each other. Ecuador President Rafael Correa Delgado made the statement as he met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on 31 October, BelTA has learned.

The Ecuador President said: “You are absolutely right that we truly need to bring Belarus closer to Latin America and respectively Latin America closer to Belarus”.

“Where I came from people know nearly nothing about Belarus and the role your nation has played in the history of the mankind,” noted Rafael Correa. “The sacrifices made by the Belarusian nation helped defeat fascism. And certainly it must be known in Latin America”

The Ecuador President said that huge efforts are exercised in Belarus to raise living standards of the nation. In his words, according to the latest human development index report of the United Nations Organization Belarus and Ecuador are among leaders as far as growth dynamics is concerned. It undoubtedly indicates progress in various fields, said Rafael Correa.

The Ecuador President also agreed that the potential of Belarus-Ecuador cooperation as well as the potential of Belarus-Latin America cooperation have not been fully utilized. “Belarus is an advanced country in technology and science. Unlike many other countries Belarus uses achievements in science, technology, and culture for the benefit of the nation. And you share this knowledge with other peoples,” said Rafael Correa.

According to the Ecuador President, the economies of the two countries are mutually complementary. “We have a very large potential in the sphere of natural resources and food production. You have a very well-developed industry, science, and technologies. Ecuador is interested in all of that”.

“We can do a great deal for the sake of raising the living standards of our nations. We are convinced that it will be done just like that,” added the Ecuador President.