Vice President Lenin Moreno says an accord signed with Indian leaders will bring down Amazon roadblocks that have been up for a week.
But Indian leaders said after six hours of talks Monday that before acting they need to consult with their communities, who account for roughly one in three Ecuadoreans.
Some 100 Indian leaders met with Moreno and President Rafael Correa at the presidential palace in Quito. The indigenous leaders object to mining without their consent.
They also fear the privatization of water, which Correa says won't happen.