March 6, 2021

President of Ecuador travels to Lima interested in joining the Pacific Alliance

The Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, will travel this Friday to Lima to participate in the XIV Summit of the Pacific Alliance, a block in which the Government of Ecuador wants to enter to enhance the country's trade relations.

"Ecuador has indicated its interest to be linked as a State Party (full member) of the Pacific Alliance, without prejudice to the progress that can be achieved in its association negotiations," said the Secretary of Communication of the Presidency when reporting on participation de Moreno in the appointment of Lima.

The Ecuadorian president plans to arrive tomorrow at the Peruvian capital and in the evening he will attend a dinner offered by his colleague Martín Vizcarra to the participants of the Presidential Summit, the statement said.

That meeting will take place on Saturday at the The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center, said the Secretariat, stating that "Ecuador was invited as a founding partner of the Pacific Alliance" and that "the country is currently participating as an Observer State".

During the presidential meeting, the bloc will review the progress of the "Strategic Vision 2030", which seeks to deepen regional integration, increase digital connectivity and increase its area of ​​influence, as well as take a new step to achieve free mobility of goods, services and people.

The status of negotiations with countries seeking to be associated States will also be evaluated and declarations will be signed on issues such as the multilateral trading system, the environment and the media.

Last year, Ecuador confirmed its intention to join the Pacific Alliance and its four member states (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) offered to support the incorporation process that would begin as soon as the partnership negotiations that were under way with Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

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