Ecuador’s minister of Defense Oswaldo Jarrin confirmed that ‘elite’ units of Ecuador’s military will begin training in Israel.
Jarrin made the announcement as he hailed a new era of close Israel-Ecuador relations. The cooperation will be to ‘modernize’ Ecuador’s armed forces and to take ‘counter-terrorism’ courses, given by Israel’s military.
Israeli officials have told Ecuadorian media that there is now a ‘flourishing relationship’ between the two countries.
Jarrin said this is because there is «now an environment of international cooperation that did not exist before», in reference to the breakdown in relations that took place under the previous government of Rafael Correa.
Sources: El Telegrafo, El Comercio, Pichincha Universal.