Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: Congratulations to Ecuador’s President-Elect Guillermo Lasso

On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate Guillermo Lasso on his election as the next President of Ecuador. We also extend our congratulations to the Ecuadorian people for exercising their right to select their leadership, especially during these uniquely challenging times. Our partnership with Ecuador is based on our fundamental values, …

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Elections in the Western Hemisphere

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE On behalf of the people of the United States, I wish the citizens of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru successful elections on April 11 that are fair, free, accessible, and peaceful.  As we strive to protect and strengthen democracies, we must recognize that free and fair elections for all citizens are only one step in the …

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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Candidates for Ecuador’s Presidency

Quito, March 29, 2021– U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick met separately over the past week with both candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Andrés Arauz (UNES) and Guillermo Lasso (CREO).  The meetings provided opportunities to exchange views on the challenges facing both the United States and Ecuador, as well as to discuss potential …

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United States Announces Increased B1/B2 Visa Validity for Ecuadorians

Standard Visas for Business & Tourism Will Be Valid for 10 Years   Quito, March 26, 2021—The period of validity for new U.S. tourist and business visas (categories B1 and B2) issued to Ecuadorian applicants will increase from five years to 10 years, effective April 8th.  U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick made the announcement today when meeting with Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Antonio Mejía Dalmau.  This achievement, which will benefit hundreds of thousands of …

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Statement from Ambassador Fitzpatrick on the Ecuadorian Electoral Campaign

The United States congratulates presidential candidates Andrés Arauz and Guillermo Lasso, who are to participate in Ecuador’s run-off election.  Ecuador’s democratic institutions have confirmed the results of the first-round election in accordance with their constitutional responsibilities and the country’s laws.​  We also recognize the campaign run by Yaku Pérez and those who supported that historic effort, as well …

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Statement by Amb. Fitzpatrick on Ecuador’s Election

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ecuador for exercising that most sacred democratic right of voting for their leaders, especially during this global pandemic.  Our appreciation as well to all the public servants and volunteers who made this election possible.  While this first result appears to be close, particularly in …

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DFC and the Government of Ecuador Sign Framework Agreement to Support Development, Private Sector Investment

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler  today joined officials from the Republic of Ecuador, including President Lenin Moreno and  Minster of Finance Mauricio Pozo, to sign a framework agreement to support private sector investment in Ecuador. Under the agreement, the DFC will aim to provide financing for future projects that will …

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Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue

JOINT STATEMENT United States and Ecuador Convene Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue December 11, 2020 The United States and Ecuador convened the third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue on December 11, 2020, in accordance with the June 2018 commitment between Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to expand bilateral dialogue …

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United States and Ecuador update Trade and Investment Council Agreement with New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

12/08/2020 Today, the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, and Ecuador Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries, Iván Ontaneda, signed a new Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency.  This Protocol updates the U.S.- Ecuador Trade and Investment Council Agreement (TIC) with four new annexes comprising state-of-the-art provisions on Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation, …

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United States and Ecuador Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, and Ecuador Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries, Iván Ontaneda, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Ecuador and the United States under the leadership of …

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Joint Statement of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council

Office of the United States Trade Representative Joint Statement of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council 11/19/2020 On November 10, the United States and Ecuador held the third meeting of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council (TIC). The U.S. delegation was led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Nemelka, and the Ecuadorian …

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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  MEDIA NOTE November 13, 2020  Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue  The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador.   Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo welcomed Foreign Minister Luis Gallegos; Minister …

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USTDA Supports Ecuador’s Power Grid Control Center

Quito, Ecuador – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a technical assistance grant to Ecuador’s National Electricity Operator (CENACE) that will enhance the real-time management of the country’s electricity grid and improve the stability and reliability of its power supply network. “Ecuador has ambitious plans to expand its transmission network and interconnections with Colombia …

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Statement on the Use of Fraudulent Diplomatic Identifications

Statement on the Use of Fraudulent Diplomatic Identifications The Embassy is aware of the use of fraudulent diplomatic IDs in Ecuador, falsely representing individuals as being employed by the U.S. Government. The Embassy is also aware of a number of Embassy personnel having been stopped while driving in Quito in recent months; in several of …

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Ecuador’s National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 10, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send warm greetings to the Ecuadorian people as you celebrate the 211th anniversary of your declaration of independence. Even as Ecuador confronts the impact of COVID-19 on its people and economy, it remains a steadfast partner of …

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The United States Strengthens Its Vital Collaboration with Ecuador in the Battle Against COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts

USAID delivers additional 200 ventilators to the Ministry of Public Health, as the U.S. Embassy announces historic material and financial assistance in other areas Quito, August 05, 2020. Delivering on President Trump’s pledge to President Moreno and the Ecuadorian people,  the United States today delivered 200 latest-generation ventilators and supporting equipment to help Ecuador respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.  At a ceremony at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick presented the donation …

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On China’s Predatory Fishing Practices in the Galápagos

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 2, 2020 The People’s Republic of China subsidizes the world’s largest commercial fishing fleet, which routinely violates the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states, fishes without permission, and overfishes licensing agreements. Given this unfortunate record of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, rule-breaking, and willful environmental degradation, it is more important than ever that the international community …

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United States Provides Ventilators to Saves Lives in Ecuador in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Quito, 04 July 2020.  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated a first shipment of 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Ecuador to assist its fight against COVID-19.  The donation, which arrived at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport July 3rd, delivers on President Trump’s offer to President Lenin Moreno of these critically …

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U.S. Ambassador Announces $31 Million in New Assistance to Migrants and Refugees in Ecuador on World Refugee Day

To commemorate World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to helping migrants, refugees, and host communities Quito, June 20, 2020–On the occasion of World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting and assisting migrants and refugees worldwide. The United States …

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Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19

Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19 Ecuador is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic with support from national and international public and non-profit organizations, the private sector, and private individuals.  For those interested in learning more about organizations helping Ecuador respond to this public health emergency, the U.S. Embassy in Quito provides the following illustrative list for informational …

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Read-Out from White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere

“Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Lenín Moreno of the Republic of Ecuador to discuss ways their governments can cooperate closely to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. President Trump offered to provide critical resources that will assist the Government of Ecuador’s healthcare system deliver life-saving services to its citizens. President Trump also expressed …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity 

  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY QUITO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION  Notice of Funding Opportunity    Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Quito and U.S. Consulate Guayaquil, Public Affairs Sections (PAS)  Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)    Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-SEC-FY20-04  Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2020  CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs  Maximum: $10,000    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION   The Public Affairs Sections (PAS) …

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2020 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador are pleased to announce the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) offered to Ecuadorian high school students.  The NYSCamp will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.  The NYSCamp will take place from Monday, June …

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United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

Fact Sheet February 12, 2020 United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy President Donald J. Trump and President Lenin Moreno took great strides to expand the growing positive bilateral relationship at their meeting on February 12, 2020.  They agreed to joint measures to strengthen economic, security, and cultural ties to ensure …

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Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Ecuador

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Ecuador   Today, President Donald J. Trump met with the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, signaling the historic turn in bilateral ties between our two …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Moreno of the Republic of Ecuador Before Bilateral Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 Oval Office 2:42 P.M. EST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s great to be with the President of Ecuador — and it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world — and perhaps equally as important, and maybe even more importantly, …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2020 Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Visit of His Excellency Lenin Moreno Garcés, President of the Republic of Ecuador President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Lenin Moreno Garcés and First Lady Rocio González de Moreno of the …

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Ecuador and International Organization for Migration Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Action Plan with U.S. Support

Quito, December 18, 2019—To fight the global and regional challenge of human trafficking, Ecuador launched its Anti-TIP National Action Plan (2019-2030), funded with contributions from the United States Department of State, on December 18.  Minister of Government María Paula Romo, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission, José Iván Dávalos, and U.S. Ambassador to …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson October 28, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno today.  Secretary Pompeo assured him of the United States’ continued support for his commitment to democratic practices, and for economic reforms to …

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United States Response to Protests in Ecuador

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO October 11, 2019 United States Response to Protests in Ecuador The United States supports President Moreno and the Government of Ecuador’s efforts to institutionalize democratic practices and implement needed economic reforms.  We are aware and monitoring claims of external actor involvement in these demonstrations.  We recognize the difficult decisions …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO

Ecuador’s National Day August 9, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of Ecuador on the 210th anniversary of your country’s First Call for Independence. As illustrated by my constructive meeting with President Lenin Moreno during my recent visit to Guayaquil, the relationship between the United States …

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Comfort Arrives in Manta for First Medical Mission

MANTA, Ecuador – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Manta, Ecuador for the first mission stop of the 2019 deployment, June 26. While in Manta, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation medical professionals to provide much-needed medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, …

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Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue Joint Statement

Embassy Quito Press Release May 22, 2019 BILATERAL EXPANDED POLITICAL DIALOGUE JOINT STATEMENT Following the visit of the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, to Ecuador in June 2018, the Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue between Ecuador and the United States of America took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and …

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Fact Sheet on New Cooperation Agreements between the United States and Ecuador

New Cooperation Agreements between the United States and Ecuador   During the May 22-23 visit of Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale to Ecuador, the United States and Ecuador agreed to expanded cooperation to advance mutual interests in democracy, prosperity, and security. Cultural Patrimony Agreement: The United States and Ecuador signed a memorandum of …

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USTDA Reopens in Ecuador

USTDA Reopens in Ecuador ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the reopening of its program in Ecuador to support priority infrastructure projects in the transportation, energy, telecommunications and water sectors, as well as increase export opportunities for U.S. companies. USTDA has not been active in the country since 2005. “This …

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Ecuador

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE May 21, 2019 Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Ecuador Under Secretary David Hale will travel to Ecuador May 22-23 to strengthen our growing bilateral partnership.  He will meet with President Lenin Moreno and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Valencia and launch the new Bilateral Political Dialogue …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amor

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 REMARKS USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores May 15, 2019 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Quito, Ecuador FOREIGN MINISTER VALENCIA: (In Spanish) MODERATOR: (In Spanish) ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to the Republic of Ecuador

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 READOUT USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to the Republic of Ecuador The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Tom Babington: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Quito, Ecuador May 14-15, 2019.  The Administrator met with …

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United States and the Republic of Ecuador Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Development in Ecuador

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 PRESS RELEASE United States and the Republic of Ecuador Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Development in Ecuador U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honorable José Valencia, …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Latin America and the Caribbean

United States Agency for International Development Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 8, 2019 Media Advisory USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Latin America and the Caribbean U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panamá May 9-15, 2019.  On this …

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Special Advisor for Children’s Issues visits Ecuador

Special Advisor Suzanne Lawrence of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues visited Ecuador this week to strengthen the operation of the Hague Abduction Convention between the United States and Ecuador. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which has been in force between the United States and …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia and Finance Minister Richard Martinez

November 27, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met on November 26 with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia and Finance Minister Richard Martinez. They reaffirmed their commitment to expand bilateral cooperation on a number of political and economic issues, including through the recently relaunched U.S.-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council. Secretary …

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Sailors Aboard Wayne E. Meyer Conduct Fisheries Patrol Exercise with U.S. Coast Guard, Ecuadorian Navy

U.S. Navy Story by Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) – Sailors assigned to USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 22, 2018. The ship, along with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law …

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Hospital ship to depart Norfolk Oct. 11 for Enduring Promise mission in Latin America

MIAMI – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 11 en route to South America and Central America where it will conduct an 11-week medical assistance mission working closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. The purpose of …

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Peace Corps Director Visits Ecuador

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen completed a visit to Ecuador this week. She met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno  and with Fander Falconi, Minister of Education to discuss further cooperation efforts with Peace Corps Ecuador.  Director Olsen also delivered remarks at a conference for Peace Corps County Directors from the Inter-America and Pacific region and …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Ecuador National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 9, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of Ecuador on the anniversary of the first call to independence on August 10, 1809, which sparked the independence movement in Latin America 209 years ago. Since we …

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Joint Communique: Official Visit Of The Vice President Of The United States Of America, Michael Pence, To Ecuador

JUNE, 27-28, 2018 The President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno Garcés, welcomed to Ecuador the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, who conducted an official visit June 27 – 28, 2018.  Both leaders noted with satisfaction the strong bilateral relationship in areas of mutual interest, including the economy, development, …

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Fact Sheet on Cooperation between the United States and Ecuador

During the June 27-28 visit of Vice President Mike Pence to Ecuador, the United States and Ecuador committed to expanded cooperation to advance mutual interests in democracy, prosperity, and security. Support for Venezuelan Migrants: The United States announced $8.1 million in new funding to the International Organization for Migration for assistance to Venezuelans in the …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Lenin Moreno of the Republic Of Ecuador in Joint Press Statements

June 28th – 2018 Palacio Carondelet Quito, Ecuador VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Well, President Moreno, and to the First Lady, to all the distinguished members of your government thank you for the gracious welcome that you have shown to me and my wife Karen on our very first visit to Ecuador. We were honored to join …

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DAS Nancy Jackson’s Remarks to Commemorate World Refugee Day

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration Nancy Jackson’s Remarks at the Ecuadorian National Assembly to Commemorate World Refugee Day. Thank you National Assembly President Cabezas, UNHCR Country Representative Martin, distinguished guests. Good morning. This is my second visit to this beautiful country. It is a pleasure and …

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United States Mission in Ecuador Commemorates World Refugee Day

On June 20, in recognition of World Refugee Day, Ambassador Todd C. Chapman met with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Scalabrinian Mission in Quito, and a group of Colombian refugees to reaffirm the U.S. Mission to Ecuador’s commitment to aiding refugees and vulnerable populations.  Ecuador receives thousands of refugees from countries such as Colombia each …

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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence …

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Lenín Moreno President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency …

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Statement as delivered by Michele Roulbet, Universal Periodic Review 27th Session

Geneva, May 1, 2017 Thank you Mr. Vice President. The United States welcomes the Ecuadorian delegation. The United States also remains concerned about the lack of judicial independence caused by executive branch pressure on the judiciary. Bearing in mind these concerns, we make the following recommendations: Promote the exercise of freedom of expression without undue …

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Statement by the Press Secretary

From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country.    The President will make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to discuss the election results …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador

On August 5, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador as part of a regional tour.  He is in charge of issues related to the Andean region, Brazil and the Southern Cone. During his stay, he met with authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and …

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Deputy Coordinator of the Office of International Information Programs visits Ecuador

The Deputy Coordinator of the Office of International Information Programs, Doctor Jonathan Henick, visited Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Quito from July 24 to 26, 2016. Dr. Henick’s visit, part of a tour through South America, marked the highest level visit from the Department’s Office of Public Diplomacy since 2010. Dr. Henick works to develop communication programs …

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Cultural Diversity Exchange Program 2016

On May 15, eight university students travelled to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to participate in a Cultural Diversity exchange program sponsored by the Embassy in cooperation with San Francisco University in Quito. The eight-week program offers the students the opportunity to learn English in an intensive course at the New Mexico State University while living …

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The U.S. sends mobile equipment for air traffic control to Manta

In close coordination with the authorities of the Ecuadorian government, the United States Department of Defense and the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) delivered on April 26 a mobile equipment for air traffic control (ATC) of Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta. The provisional equipment and four experts arrive on a flight from the …

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Response of the United States Government to the Humanitarian Emergency in Ecuador

In close cooperation with the Ecuadorian government an aircraft arrived on April 24 in Quito bringing in emergency humanitarian relief managed by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Abroad(OFDA) of USAID. More than 80 tons of emergency supplies were delivered directly to the Ecuadorian Red Cross. The technical team sent by USAID identified the urgent …

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Ambassador Todd Chapman Presents Credentials to Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas

On April 14, Ambassador Todd Chapman presented his credentials to Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas in a morning ceremony at Palacio de Carondolet.  The formal act took place in the Presidents’ Room. After the credentialing ceremony concluded, the Ambassador issued the following statement: I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet with Vice President …

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Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller Reinforces U.S.-Ecuador Partnership during Visit to Quito

On April 13, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visited Quito for a series of events and activities that reinforced the U.S.-Ecuador bilateral partnership. During a speech on nuclear security and nonproliferation at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Under Secretary emphasized the importance of international cooperation …

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Release of U.S. Department of State 2015 Human Rights Reports

On April 13, the U.S. Department of State published the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — which describe the status of internationally recognized human rights in countries around the world, including those rights reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You can read the full reports at  www.state.gov

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The U.S. Market Opens to Fresh Ecuadorian Raspberries and Blackberries

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that it has amended its regulations on fruits and vegetables and announced today that it will allow the importation of blackberries (Rubus glaucus Benth) and raspberries (Rubus idaeus Linnaeus) from Ecuador to United States mainland starting …

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Collaborative Governance & Citizen Participation Program

In a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Quito, in cooperation with the General Consulate in Guayaquil, the U.S. Collaborative Governance and Citizen’s Participation expert, Cristina Rodriguez, held workshops in Duran, Guayaquil, and Ambato in order to share experiences surrounding the best practices in municipal government, in fundraising, and in innovative ways to provide …

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