Colombia, Ecuador reach agreement on OAS resolution
Colombia and Ecuador, in crisis over a cross - border raid by Colombia, reached an agreement Wednesday on the draft of a resolution to be presented to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Colombian delegation said. ( dpa )
The proposed text is not to include a condemnation of the Colombian raid Saturday on Ecuadorian soil, but it will feature an acknowledgement that Colombia violated Ecuadorian territory, the sources said.
The raid on Saturday, which claimed the lives of Raul Reyes - second-in-comand of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - and at least 20 other rebels, has provoked tension between Colombia, on the one hand, and its neighbours Ecuador and Venezuela.
Late Tuesday, a 10-hour emergency OAS meeting in Washington was suspended without an agreement. Conflict parties continued to exchange accusations, as Ecuador and Venezuela further increased the troop strength along their borders with Colombia.