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Over the last month, four high-level officials have resigned from their positions ahead of the presidential elections to be held on April 11.
Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Gallegos Thursday handed over his resignation letter. His decision comes amid diplomatic tensions unleashed by recent statements from Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez.
Previously, this Andean country submitted a note of protest to reject affirmations of the Argentine president in which he tacitly used Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno as the embodiment of political betrayal.
"I am not Lenin Moreno... I arrived here with Cristina, and I will leave with her... I will not break that unity," Fernadez said.
Describing Fernandez's words as "unacceptable", Ecuador called on its Ambassador to Argentina Juan Vasconez for consultations on Wednesday.