In an interview for news agency EFE, the Minister of Foreign Trade, Francisco Rivadeneira, said Ecuador will negotiate with the European Union (EU,) a trade agreement better than the one subscribed with Colombia and Peru.
In this context, he stressed that these treaties will be more adapted to the country’s development plans. “We have to make a special and differential treatment, to receive more than they gave to Colombia and Peru.” Rivadeneira is leading the Ecuadorian delegation for the negotiations with the EU in Brussels.
For “the sensibilities of the country,” yo be respected, Rivadeneira advocated to be an “instrument of trade opening,” which must involve a follow-up after its entry into force.
Also, the minister said he was confident that the agreement can be closed in the least amount of negotiation rounds, and in the first half of the year.