Participants are discussing many issues, including fuel price cuts, employment, labour rights and mining policies, after weeks of disruptive protests in the South American country.
Deal, which includes cut in fuel prices and other concessions, was signed by government minister Francisco Jimenez, Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza and head of Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Luis Cabrera, who acted as mediator.
Hundreds of demonstrators march near the seat of government, demanding President Guillermo Lasso restart negotiations with Indigenous leaders.
The motion failed to gather enough votes to remove President Guillermo Lasso from office as talks with Indigenous protesters were suspended after a soldier was killed.
CONAIE group leading protests discusses with President Guillermo Lasso's government possible solutions that could end strikes that have paralysed parts of the South American country for two weeks.
Government allowed thousands of marchers into the headquarters of a major cultural organisation and pulled back security forces there. In exchange they asked for people and goods like food and medicines to be allowed to circulate freely.
Defence Minister Luis Lara says democracy "faces a grave threat" as hundreds of Ecuadorans take part in ninth day of Indigenous-led fuel price protests, while a protester dies in police action, according to a rights group.
Powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador –– credited with helping topple three presidents between 1997 and 2005 –– have called the protest as Ecuadorans increasingly struggle to make ends meet.
The move followed president’s decision to declare a state of exception in three provinces, in a bid to calm protests called by Indigenous groups rejecting the government’s economic policies.
Indigenous group behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital Quito after the latest wave of violence in the city.
The government's removal of fuel subsidies last week plunged Ecuador into upheaval, triggering protests, looting, vandalism, clashes with security forces, the blocking of highways and the suspension of parts of its vital oil industry.
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