US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken paid a working visit to Ecuador, the purpose of which is to strengthen cooperation and establish contacts on many issues.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso noted that at the meeting with Blinken, issues related to cooperation between the two countries in order to strengthen democracy and search for solutions to migration and economic issues were discussed.
According to the head of state, a trade agreement with the United States, which will open up new markets and create opportunities for Ecuador, is one of the priorities for his country.
“The trade agreement will open up new markets and create opportunities. We will invite the Foreign Minister to renew the Generalized System of Preferences. Strengthening trade and attracting investment is very important for this country, ”Lasso said.
He also thanked the head of American diplomacy for the visit and support.
Blinken, in turn, noted that the friendship between the two countries has strengthened under the leadership of President Lasso. “This is my first visit to Ecuador as Secretary of State. I am glad to meet with our partners to promote democratic values, security and prosperity in the region, ”he said.
The Secretary of State stressed that Ecuador is one of the main trade partners of the United States, the volume of bilateral trade between the countries in 2020 exceeded $ 10 billion.
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