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.
"The country's oil production will be suspended in less than 48 hours as vandalism, the seizure of oil wells and road closures have prevented the transport of equipment and diesel needed to keep operations going," says Energy Ministry.
National Assembly President Virgilio Saquicela said a commission would be formed to facilitate dialogue to end the strike.
President Lasso suggests that the protesters are seeking to overthrow him from power as he proposed some concessions.
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.
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.
Hundreds of protesters demanding cheaper fuel defy state of emergency, pressing on with road blockages now in their seventh day.
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.
President Lasso also announced small increase in a monthly subsidy paid to Ecuador's poorest, as well as a program to ease the debt of those who have loans from state-run banks.
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