U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2019
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 that President Moreno and Vice President Pence agreed to during Vice President Pence’s visit to Quito in June 2018.
The Dialogue will focus on areas of mutual interest, including democracy, transparency, security, regional issues, and migration. The Dialogue will culminate in the signing of bilateral agreements to promote security, education, and the protection of cultural property. Under Secretary Hale will also meet with university students to reinforce cultural and educational cooperation between the peoples of our countries.