French-Ecuadorian relations are being revitalized, as evidenced by the most recent ministerial meetings (notably involving the justice, trade and interior ministers) over the last few months. President Correa’s official visit will focus on political and economic relations, as well as on cooperation, notably in the areas of research, student mobility, security and tourism, etc. Numerous agreements will be signed in the areas of culture, scientific research and the social economy.
France has traditionally enjoyed a fund of goodwill and significant cultural influence in Ecuador. The re-election of Rafael Correa promises much for continuity now that the cooperation between our two countries has been substantially reinforced since the election of François Hollande as President of France, with bilateral talks in October 2012 and visits by France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Foreign Trade Minister Nicole Bricq in late November/early December 2012. Ecuador’s President Correa has expressed the wish to visit France in 2013.
Updated on 05.04.13
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