President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mexico and Ecuador is about to be finalized.

From the National Palace, he revealed that he had already discussed the issue with his Ecuadorian counterpart, Guillermo Lasso Mendoza.

“There, President Lasso established communication with us, and we do want the treaty with Ecuador to be signed …”, he said during his usual morning press conference.

López Obrador explained that the difficulty in finalizing the trade agreement focuses on a couple of issues that have caused controversy between both countries.

“There are two issues there that have to do, controversial, we are trying to solve them: one is shrimp, the producers or those who are dedicated to shrimp capture, shrimp farming in Mexico do not want this agreement because they are going to harm. And the other is the banana. But we are looking for a way that we can sign the agreement with Ecuador, “he said.

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