Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Meets With Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 9, 2010
Secretary Clinton With President Correa
Secretary Clinton and Ecuadorian President Correa Walk to Bilateral Meeting
Secretary Clinton Is Greeted By Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Speaks With Secretary Clinton
Secretary Clinton Appears With President Correa
Secretary Clinton Is Greeted By Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Fander Falconi Benitez

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On June 8, 2010, Secretary Clinton met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado at the Presidential Palace in Quito, Ecuador. Following their meeting, Secretary Clinton said:

"I want to begin by thanking the president and his cabinet and officials for a very gracious and warm welcome. Mr. President, I greatly enjoyed our meeting and I am looking forward to continuing our discussions on a range of issues. And it is such a pleasure for me to be here in Ecuador. This is a treat for me since I am here for the first time, and it is especially exciting to be in this city, one of the first world cultural heritage sites ever recognized by UNESCO.

"The United States values our long relationship with Ecuador. We have a very important relationship that includes trade, investment, security for our people, a mutual commitment to the environment. And I want to commend President Correa for his leadership in UNASUR, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake in Chile and the devastation in Haiti.

"The people of the United States, Ecuador, and our neighbors share many common aspirations. And today, the president and I discussed how we can work together to achieve those. Now, like any two countries, we will not always agree. But we are committed to a partnership of open dialogue and cooperation that is rooted in mutual respect and mutual interest and for the benefit of both of our peoples. I'm very much looking forward to delivering a speech that lays out in more detail our commitment to development and the ways in which the United States is already working and wishes to work with Ecuador and other of our neighbors in the region.

"We believe long-term, sustainable prosperity that is inclusive and broad-based is the right of every person and that all people should have the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential."

Read Secretary Clinton's remarks with President Correa here.



Pamela G.
West Virginia, USA
June 10, 2010

Pamela G. in West Virginia writes:

The mission to Ecuador shows our desire to bring the Americas together. Watching the slide show shows the warmth the secretary offers to others but also shows her strength .

Antonio S.
Florida, USA
June 11, 2010

Antonio S. in Florida writes:

Clinton's rapprochement with Rafael Correa -- a pawn of Hugo Chavez, who is working with Islamic terrorist and drug terrorists (FARC) against the U.S. – helps Chavez, Correa and the rest of the Marxist thugs further enslave and harm freedom loving Latin Americans and North Americans.

However, it's something to be expected from Clinton and everyone in the Obama administration, bent in helping U.S. enemies and harming U.S. friends.


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