Ecuador and Mexico to begin Free Trade talks “immediately” – Foreign Minister

With a private portfolio of over US$3 billion in various sectors, some of them strategic, Mexico is one of the main investors in the Andean country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Ecuador and Mexico will begin "immediately" with the aim of incorporating the Andean country into the Pacific Alliance, confirmed Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Mauricio Montalvo.

On Wednesday, Ecuador's "Minister of Production Julio José Prado's team will begin talks and, in fact, he has been talking with his counterpart, Mexican Minister of Economy Tatiana Clouthier. So this is imminent," Foreign Minister Mauricio Montalvo said.

And he added that "we are ready and we will work formally," although "I cannot say exactly when, but we are ready to do . . .

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