Ecuador Sends a New Group of Soldiers for the MINUSTAH

By Dialogo
July 06, 2009

Quito, July 2 (EFE).- Ecuador will send a new group of soldiers to Haiti tomorrow to participate in the multinational force MINUSTAH, a Defense Ministry source confirmed to EFE today. The source specified that sixty-six soldiers will relieve a group of their compatriots now in Haiti and will stay for six months. This is the tenth contingent of Ecuadorian soldiers to leave the country for military peace-keeping operations as part of the Binational Company of Horizontal Construction Engineers in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The source indicated that the soldiers will leave from the First Air Zone in Quito at around 10 a.m. local time (3 p.m. GMT), recalling that Ecuador has participated in this program since September 2004.