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Foreign Secretary congratulates Ecuador on successful elections

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has congratulated President Correa and the people of Ecuador for their successful elections.

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Following President Correa’s re-election as President of Ecuador on Sunday (17 February 2013), the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I congratulate the people of Ecuador and President Correa on their successful elections, and welcome the high turnout and the peaceful atmosphere on election day. The UK and Ecuador have a valuable bilateral relationship and we look forward to further work with the Ecuadorean Government across a range of areas.

The UK remains fully committed to seeking a diplomatic solution with the Ecuadorean Government to secure Julian Assange’s extradition to Sweden.

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Published 18 February 2013