The negotiations began on Wednesday, July 13, at the headquarters of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference, located in Quito, which acts as a mediator of the process carried out in compliance with the Act for Peace signed between the parties, and also ended a national strike that occurred from June 13 to 30.
Prior to the process, a meeting was held last week, to establish the methodology for the negotiations.
At that meeting, the issues to respond to an agenda promoted by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), convenor of the protests, along with the Council of Indigenous Evangelical Peoples and Organizations of Ecuador (FEINE) and the National Confederation of Peasant, Indigenous and Black Organizations (FENOCIN) were established.
The talks will cover 10 technical tables to be developed in 90 days with issues such as: Fuels, Debts with public and private banks, Productive Development, Employment and labor rights, Energy and natural resources, Collective Rights and Higher Education, Protection to national investments, Price control, Access to Health and Security.
The talks are led by Government Minister Francisco Jimenez, by the Executive, while the social sectors are represented by the leaders of CONAIE, FEINE and FENOCIN.