The Commander of the United States Southern Command, Craig Faller visited Quito on Thursday for a joint press conference with Ecuadorian Defence Minister Oswaldo Jarrin.
The visit is an effort by the US to strengthen military ties with Ecuador after relations between the two countries cooled during the administration of former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa.
Commander Faller said that «the... Еще Americas are our shared home. And as good neighbours we look out for one another. And help each other by working together.»
Minister Jarrin said «this international cooperation takes place within the doctrine of security cooperation among countries. Because we have common threats: drug trafficking, organised transnational crime and illicit fishing.»
Footage shows a small number of protesters outside the meeting shouting «out yankees, out» as the military delegation arrived for the press conference.