Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has sent a personal letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping in hopes of finding "joint solutions" to the recent Ecuadorian shrimp debacle which is impacting three exporters in the country.

Chinese authorities found traces of COVID-19 on packaging of some of the three importers' shrimp shipments and suspended imports in response last week.

"We support our shrimp exporters with safety and biosecurity protocols recognized by the Chinese government," Moreno tweeted on July 12.