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Ecuador President Arrives in Washington With Nearly-Complete Chinese Trade Deal in His Back Pocket

File image of Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso and U.S. President Joe Biden during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 10, 2022. Jim WATSON / AFP

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso will be at the White House on Monday for talks with President Joe Biden. The two leaders reportedly will address a broad range of issues, from Ecuador’s appeal for more U.S. support to fight drug cartels to Washington’s request for Lasso’s administration to curtail ties with Russia.

But trade is expected to be at the top of the priority list for President Lasso. 

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