”the Background to the decision is the political situation in the country and the state of our bilateral relations with Guatemala,” writes Margot Wallström said in a press release, in which the minister further says that the decision should be seen as a mark against Guatemala.
on the Sunday. In a written notice that the DN has taken the part of writing the press office:
”the Situation in Guatemala is alarming. The guatemalan government has for some time acted in a manner detrimental to the rule of law in the country. It has, for example, actively opposed the united nations commission against corruption, Cicig, which Sweden supports. The government has also in other ways hampered the efforts to secure accountability in the country. Among other things, through an amendment which could mean an amnesty for crimes committed during the armed conflict.”
the Message continues:
”In the bilateral relations the government of Guatemala acted in a way which we find disturbing and attention-grabbing. We does not comment on the diplomatic dialogue even further. This makes that we now call home Anders Compass for consultations. We need to talk about the situation. It does not mean that we hearken to the Guatemalan request to replace him. We have no plans to replace Anders Compass.”
Guatemala Sweden to take home the Anders Compass. The reason was that the ambassador should have called the society corrupt. When the government wanted to expel the Compass stopped the domestic supreme court decision and called on the president, Jimmy Morales to instead resolve the issue through diplomatic contacts with Sweden.
all the means to fight the UN international committee against impunity in Guatemala (Cicig), which since 2007 has worked against corruption in the country. Morales believes that the organization mixed in its internal affairs. The president himself has borne the brunt, since Cicig wanted to see him indicted for corruption. Sweden is one of the largest donors to the organization.
In January demonstrated thousands of guatemalans in protest against Morales's attempt to put a stop to Cicigs efforts in the country.
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