Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador

December 16, 2022

President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador to the White House on December 19, 2022. Special Presidential Advisor Chris Dodd recently met with President Lasso and delivered President Biden’s invitation to meet at the White House. The visit provides an opportunity for the Presidents to consult on a range of regional and global issues, including Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war in Ukraine. During the meeting, the leaders also plan to underscore the importance of strengthening democratic institutions and discuss regional economic integration initiatives, including the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, economic and security cooperation, and Ecuador’s leadership on regional migration.