Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden attend a working luncheon with other heads of state during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on December 19. Photo: AFP
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden attend a working luncheon with other heads of state during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on December 19. Photo: AFP
China trade

US frets about ‘erosion of influence’ as China and Ecuador move closer to a free-trade deal

  • A free-trade deal with Ecuador would be China’s fourth with a Latin American country, after signing agreements with Chile, Costa Rica and Peru
  • The warming relations have fuelled calls in the United States to open trade talks with Ecuador to counter China’s growing influence in the region

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden attend a working luncheon with other heads of state during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on December 19. Photo: AFP
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden attend a working luncheon with other heads of state during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on December 19. Photo: AFP
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