Ecuador assumed the chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China on Friday during a meeting of the coalition that was held in the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Foreign Minister Guillaume Long received the appointment as he is attending the 71st Session of the General Assembly.
The G77 is a group of developing countries created in 1966 that cooperate to promote their collective interests, President Rafael Correa had previously announced that his country was about to take the leadership of the group that currently has 134 members.
“We were just elected president of a very important group, which right now is known as the G77 plus China,” said Correa during one of his weekly addresses to the country.
The group essentially includes all the countries of the global south. Since the election of Correa as president, Ecuador has prioritized south-south cooperation and is the home of the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.