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Belarus, Ecuador Pledge Defense Cooperation

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (seated left) with Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa (seated right) at a joint press conference in Quito on June 28.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (seated left) with Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa (seated right) at a joint press conference in Quito on June 28.
Ecuador and Belarus have agreed to develop closer military ties.

The defense agreement was signed during a visit to Quito by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka on June 28.

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa told reporters Belarus is important for its technological advances and commitment to socialism.

He and Lukashenka -- criticized by the West for rights abuses and authoritarian rule -- also signed agreements on trade, education, agriculture, and the exchange of diplomats.

Lukashenka's two-day visit followed stops in Cuba and Venezuela.

Based on reporting by AP
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
June 29, 2012 15:54
Ecuador is one of just so many examples of the countries that over the last 10 years have thrown Beavuses and Buttheads out and started making friends with enemies of George W. Obama. The first thing Correa did was expelling the US military base from the Ecuadorean city of Manta. Then he apparently was supporting the Colombian FARC - who fight against the US-friendly Colombian oligarchy for a a few decades already. He reinforced the ties of Ecuador with Iran and Russia. Recently he offered a political asylum to Julian Assange and now he's signing a military deal with the "last" European dictator. And all of that is happening in the country located in the region that Beavuses and Buttheads have for a century considered their "patio trasero"... It's interesting to see how fast the world is changing :-). And it's just such a pity that the RFE/RL prefers to abstain from writing analytical articles on why these changes are occuring and prefers to focus on the Eurovision contest and football championship in Ukraine...

by: Jorein Versteege from: The Netherlands
July 11, 2012 11:56
I oppose dictator Lukashenko. But the western nations are hypocrites. They have no problems with dictatorships like Saudi-Arabia or China. But with Belarus they have a lot of trouble. Western nation don't criticize pro-capitalist dictators, but those dictators who oppose neoliberal capitalism get a lot of criticism. I have no love for the Republic of Belarus, but I have no love for the European Union either.

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