Socialist leaders François Hollande of France, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador, announced a “strategic agreement” between their countries, the agreements are on material technology.
When the meeting ended, the leaders stated signing two cooperation agreements, one is on university exchanges, science and technology and another on social economy.
Correa thanked his French counterpart for the “warm welcome” and also stressed that the pact “is rare, because it always seeks to sign economic cooperation agreements.”
The Ecuadorian President issued a joint statement, which states that “France wishes to accompany the signature projects initiated by Ecuador in research, like the Yachay project (the ‘City of Knowledge’) with which several French institutions, including the CNRS (French National Research Centre) and the Foundation Sophia Antipolis hope to develop centers of excellence in science, or the Ikiam University, supported by the IRD (Institute of Research for Development).”
After their meeting Correa participated in the assembly of Unesco, where he denounced the alleged existence of an “unfair” and “immoral” world order. For this case he cited the example of the Chevron, the USA company, which is being sued by indigenous communities for contaminating the Ecuadorian Amazon.