10 July 2013
Latin American states voice concern over rerouting of Morales’ plane
Five Latin American states expressed their concerns to the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday over the refusal of several European states to allow the Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane to enter their airspace last week due to suspicions that Edward Snowden was on board. The meeting was held yesterday at the UN Headquarters between Ban Ki-moon and the ambassadors of Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
The Secretary-General called for the prevention of such incidents in the future and encouraged the states to discuss the concerns amicably taking into consideration legitimate interests involved, and noted that the aircraft of a Head of State enjoys immunity and is inviolable.