Minister of Energy of Ecuador and Ambassador of the United Kingdom held a bilateral cooperation meeting

Published: Tuesday, June 08, 2021

This June 8, 2021, the Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, Juan Carlos Bermeo Calderón held a working meeting with the United Kingdom Ambassador to Ecuador, Christopher Campbell, in which they analyzed issues related to the strengthening of the energy sector and Ecuadorian miner.

At the meeting, the Minister of Energy highlighted the importance of Ecuador maintaining excellent bilateral relations that promote investment and cooperation to strengthen these key sectors for the country’s economy.

The highest representative of the United Kingdom in Ecuador, expressed his interest in providing support in a special way for the promotion of renewable energy projects and energy transition with the use of new technologies, which contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, the two authorities undertook to review the projects led by this State Portfolio, to continue with the energy transition with the implementation of renewable energies in the Galapagos Islands.

For his part, the ambassador, Campbell, presented the project he is carrying out for the protection of the Amazon rainforest with Ecuador and Peru. In addition, it pledged its support to the Extractive Industries initiative (EITI), of which Ecuador has been a part since October 2020; as well as programs that can be developed to educate communities about responsible mining.

The bilateral meeting concluded with the commitment to promote joint actions for the implementation of the trade agreement, which came into effect on January 1, 2021, on the entry of exportable products from Ecuador to the United Kingdom without paying tariffs.

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