López Obrador announces trade agreement with Ecuador during the visit of Guillermo Lasso


President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the meeting of more than five hours with his Ecuadorian counterpart, Guillermo Lasso Mendoza as “a productive meeting” and where it was agreed to define a trade agreement between the two nations.

“The meeting was productive and the meeting with the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso and his wife María de Lourdes Alcívar Crespo was pleasant. We are defining a trade agreement for the benefit of our peoples; there is also mutual sympathy,” the federal president wrote in his account. Twitter.

In a joint statement, it was reported that both leaders agreed on the importance of advancing in the negotiation process for the signing of the Mexico-Ecuador Productive Integration Agreement, Therefore, they instructed their negotiating teams to have, within a week, a proposal that would benefit the two nations on issues related to bananas and shrimp, which would allow, they indicated, the proper closing of the negotiation.

Also, Mexico reiterated its support for Ecuador to enter the Pacific Alliance as a full member and endorsed its commitment to start the accession process as soon as the bilateral negotiation is closed.

“They agreed on the importance of advancing in the negotiation process for the signing of the Mexico-Ecuador Productive Integration Agreement, for which they instructed their negotiating teams to have, within a week, a benefit proposal for the two countries on issues related to bananas and shrimp, which allows the proper closing of the negotiation.

In the joint statement, the presidents expressed their willingness to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, Therefore, they agreed to hold the VII Meeting of the Mexico-Ecuador Consultation Mechanism on Matters of Mutual Interest in the first semester of 2023 in Mexico City.

It was reported that they also discussed security challenges at the regional level and, particularly, in both countries.

In addition, they reiterated their commitment to share information and exchange experiences in the fight against organized crime and in the policies implemented for the search for peace in each nation.

López Obrador and Lasso Mendoza welcomed the advances in technical-scientific and educational-cultural cooperation, where Ecuador reaffirmed its interest in exchanging experiences of the Sembrando Vida and Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro programs.

Guillermo Lasso invites López Obrador to Ecuador

“President Guillermo Lasso Mendoza thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the welcome and attention received with his entourage during his visit to Mexico, and extended an invitation to the Mexican head of state to make an official visit to Ecuador.” , concludes the joint statement.

JM

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