The Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry has issued a statement ratifying its utmost respect for the sovereignty, internal democratic order and self-determination of the Venezuelan people.
It says, "Regarding the situation of this brother country, the National Government ratifies its absolute respect for the sovereignty, the internal democratic order and the self-determination of its people."
"Ecuador, in accordance with the constitutional principles that define its international relations, proclaims the independence and juridical equality of all States, peaceful coexistence, cooperation, integration and solidarity. It also advocates the peaceful settlement of international disputes and conflicts, rejects the threat or use of force to resolve them, while condemning the interference of States in the internal affairs of other States and any form of intervention."
The statement went on to say that "Ecuador respects the inalienable right of every State to choose its political, economic, social and cultural system as an essential condition for ensuring peaceful coexistence among nations and consolidating peace."
"The National Government reiterates its message of non-interference, support for dialogue, and rejection of all forms of violence. We accompany every process that seeks to achieve peace and reconciliation in this brother country."
Earlier this week, statements by United States spokespersons against the Venezuelan government and elections for members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) increased.
The U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio threatened to impose new "severe sanctions" on Caracas if the ANC, promoted by President Nicolás Maduro and established in the Magna Carta under article 347, goes ahead.
Venezuela's foreign minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced the intentions of the U.S. government to increase attacks against the sovereignty of the country through pressure on other nations at international forums.