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Presidents of Ecuador and US talk about possible trade agreement

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and US president Donald Trump have met in Washington and discussed, among other issues, the possibility of signing a trade agreement between the two nations.

Trump announced that there is a lot of interest from US firms in signing an agreement with Ecuador. In his opinion, this could have similar characteristics to USMCA agreement that was recently signed.

According to the statement, during the meeting with Moreno, Trump also said that Ecuador “has a problem with drug trafficking and we will be working together to help them deal with it.”

The statement added that President Trump said during the meeting that bilateral relations between the two countries “are going through a new and better time since the country (Ecuador) offers a good outlook, with a great president; I just want to congratulate him because our relationship is very good; he (Moreno) has made great progress. ”

Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Presidency of Ecuador, Juan Sebastián Roldán, informed in a press conference from Washington that in commercial matters, representatives of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will arrive in Ecuador in April to discuss the issue of tariff preferences that Ecuador seeks in that country for four products: broccoli, artichokes, as well as flowers and tuna.


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