MADRID, Oct. 13 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The UN representation in Ecuador and the Episcopal Conference have reported the postponement due to “operational difficulties” of the start of negotiations between the Government of Ecuador and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), driving the protests that for ten years Days shake the Andean country.
“The Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference and the United Nations System in Ecuador inform society that, due to operational difficulties due to the country's situation, the installation of the dialogue table scheduled for today at 3 pm will be delayed”, the UN has informed in a statement.
The text highlights that the Government, CONAIE, the Council of Indigenous Peoples and Evangelical Organizations of Ecuador (FEINE) and the National Confederation of Peasant, Indigenous and Black Organizations (FENOCIN) “have ratified their willingness to meet today to dialogue to find a solution and have accepted that the meeting be broadcast live. ”
“Once we manage to establish the technical and safety conditions so that there can be a productive dialogue, we will communicate it to society through this official channel,” concludes the text.
In more concrete terms, both CONAIE and President Moreno have pledged to revise decree 883, which eliminated the gasoline subsidy, to respond to the agreement reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an injection of 4.2 billion dollars for the country.
After the announcement, CONAIE has asked the Armed Forces, the Episcopal Conference, the UN and other institutions, guarantees and vigilance for the dialogues.
The protest began ten days ago after the announcement of a “bundle” of economic measures agreed by the Government with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). So far seven people have died as a result of the riots.