Ecuador inks lobbying contract amid Snowden asylum fight

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The firm “will provide counsel to the Embassy of Ecuador on strengthening the Embassy's ties to the United States government and relevant U.S. institutions,” which “will involve contact with officials of the executive branch and members and staff of the U.S. Congress where the Republic of Ecuador has a direct interest or need for advocacy and consulting assistance,” according to Justice records.

Van Scoyoc Associates will be working on “priority issues” like “bi-lateral dialogue, foreign affairs, trade, economic development, migration, and security/defense.”

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