Araújo told local RCN Radio that “I proposed that Ecuadorian Foreign Minister take advantage of that meeting to re-establish bilateral relations.”He said both countries have “positive agendas” to re-establish their ties thanks to the meetings with his Ecuadorian counterpart María Isabel Salvador, and discussions with the Organization of American States (OAS) as well as the Carter Center.The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter aimed at advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.However, Araújo insisted the possibility of resuming ties during the CAN meeting mainly depends on the Ecuadorian side.Ecuador severed diplomatic ties with Colombia after the Colombian military launched a cross-border attack on a camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on March 1.As to compensation for damage in the attack demanded by Ecuador, Araújo said, “We have made it clear from the beginning that we do not consider paying any compensation for fighting against terrorism. The compensation issue is not under discussion.” (Xinhua)
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