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Saturday, August 18, 2012
ALBA's Agenda in Ecuador Focuses on Assange
Quito, Aug 18.- The Foreign Ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Amercias (ALBA) meet today in Ecuador in order to seek a common stance regarding the Julian Assange case and the British threats to Ecuador.
The meeting is expected to be held in the city of Guayaquil, Guayas province, at 18:00 local time, at Government headquarters. Representatives from member countries of ALBA are expected to arrive on Saturday.
This meeting plans to condemns the UK intention of entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest Assange, if he is not turned in to the U.S. government.
The UK informed it keeps this position, even when Ecuador granted political asylum to Assange, creator of Wikileaks, who fears for his life.
Some foreing ministers such as Venezuelan Nicolas Madura and Colombian Maria Angela Holguin already expressed their rejection to the British position, which violates international agreements for refusing to grant safe-conduct for Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.
ALBA Senior Secretary, Rodolfo Sanz, told Prensa Latina on Friday that this body could raise this issue to the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Sanz added that Ecuador have the right to give political asylum to whoever it considers in danger, in accordance with international laws and agreements.
The Foreign Ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will also meet here to discuss this matter, as requested by Ecuador. (Prensa Latina).