Next week, the government commission will meet in Brussels with European delegates to reaffirm the intention of signing a trade agreement with the European Union.
“This trip is intended to reconfirm the European authorities Ecuador’s interest to end or negotiate a trade agreement and, secondly, clear up many concerns that they still may have with respect to the scope of trading opportunities that the country has,” said Eduardo Egas, presidential adviser on trade.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said yesterday that the government hopes that “after all the letters and conversations that the negotiating committees of the two countries have made, we will know if there are real possibilities, we hope to sign a trade agreement with the European Union. “He said everything will depend on the European “perception” on the Ecuadorian responses.
The delegation that will travel to Brussels includes Ricardo Patiño, Minister of Production, Santiago Leon, Vice Minister of Commerce, Francisco Rivadeneira, the chief negotiator Mentor Villagomez, among other officials.