Former Brazilian prosecutor Rodrigo Janot, who led the investigations in the Lava Jato case, will participate in a seminar in Ecuador on anti-corruption fight and cooperation in the region, the Ecuadorian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce reported today in Quito.
The forum, which will have the sponsorship of the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce and the endorsement of the Andean University “Simón Bolívar”, will take place in Quito on June 13, said Diego Villagómez, president of the Ecuadorian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
The academic seminar, called “Fight against corruption, effective cooperation and business ethics,” will also include the participation of Peruvian journalist and director of the Legal Defense Institute (IDL-Reporters), Gustavo Gorriti, and other Ecuadorian speakers, added Villagómez.
He explained that the seminar aims to promote social and academic debate on “effective cooperation, as a legal figure of modern law related to the fight against corruption and mechanisms to prevent impunity.”
The announcement of the contest was made in the framework of a meeting between the Ecuadorian Ministry of Industries and the Ecuadorian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in which the authorities explained about the industrial policies and incentives promoted by the Ecuadorian Government.
In this regard, the Minister of Industries of Ecuador, Eva Garcia, who also participated in the meeting indicated that the commercial exchange with Brazil is important for his country, which has a great affinity with the South American giant.
“We are going to work to reduce the gap in the trade balance” between Ecuador and Brazil, a country that represents “a great market to which we are united by many affinities,” said Garcia.
For his part, the president of the Ecuadorian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce highlighted the commitment of his guild so that new Ecuadorian companies enter the Brazilian market, which, he recalled, has more than 200 million consumers.
He also stressed the need to promote, together with the Ecuadorian Government, new trade missions to increase Brazilian investment in the country. (I)