In the next five months, the United States and Ecuador would resume their bilateral talks in the political and business spectrum. This would occur after the controversy caused by the former CIA analyst, Edward Snowden, requested asylum to Quito.
The time frame revelation was pointed out yesterday by the U.S. Ambassador in Ecuador, Adam Namm, during an interview with Radio Quito. “The links are clear and strong, we want to restart the bilateral dialogue. We’re talking with the Ecuadorian government, we have mutual interests and we want to continue with them,” said the U.S. diplomat.
Namm said the talks will carry out later than the end of this year because the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Vice President Joe Biden, agreed to move forward with the relations of both countries.
On 27 June, Biden telephoned Correa to ask him that he rejects the asylum request made by Snowden. For its part Correa admitted that the Vice President warned of a possible deterioration in bilateral relations and said the call kept a polite tone.