Ecuador is considered as one of the world’s mega-diverse regions. Its stunning landscape is made up of winding rivers, steep valleys, towering mountains, active volcanoes and lush greenery. Part of the Amazon forest lies within the country. Then, there are the Galapagos Islands, which Charles Darwin visited and later inspired his theory of evolution.
The country’s capital, Quito, sits more than 9,000 feet above sea level, while its commercial and economic heart, Guayaquil, lies more than 400 km away. As the gateway to the Pacific Ocean, Guayaquil has served as entry and exit point of all goods into and out of Ecuador.
GMI Post’s upcoming report on Ecuador for the Japan Times will not only highlight the country’s beauty and natural wonders, but will show why Japan considers the country and South America as an important market for its high-quality products. The GMI Post team will also identify the opportunities for investments, partnership and collaboration with the Japanese.
Recently elected President Lenin Moreno has ushered a new era for Ecuador, one of openness transparency and global integration. What role will Japan play in Ecuador’s continuing pursuit of development? And how will Ecuador raise its profile among its more developed South American neighbors, as the global economy grows increasingly close and more competitive?