U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will lead a Presidential Delegation to Ecuador, to attend the inauguration of President-elect Guillermo Lasso Mendoza and Vice-President-elect Alfredo Borrero Vega on May 24. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will be joined by U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State Julie Chung. The citizens of our two countries know that the Americas value democracy and individual liberty, and that we have a responsibility to promote and defend these values. We congratulate the Ecuadorian people for their model democratic process. The United States looks forward to working with President-elect Guillermo Lasso to the benefit of both our peoples and of the region.