Guterres urges Ecuador, Mexico to solve differences through peaceful means

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is alarmed at the forced entry of Ecuadorean security forces into the premises of the Mexican embassy in Quito, and calls for moderation and exhorts governments of both countries to solve their differences through peaceful means, his chief spokesperson said on Saturday.

Guterres “reaffirms the cardinal principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises and personnel, emphasizing that this principle must be respected in all cases, in accordance with international law. The Secretary-General stresses that violations of this principle jeopardize the pursuit of normal international relations, which are critical for the advancement of cooperation between States,” the spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, added in a statement.

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