Salvadoran President Visits Mexico to Discuss Economic Opportunities

The “top item on the agenda” will be Sanchez Ceren’s meeting Friday with Peña Nieto “to discuss topics related to bilateral cooperation and support in the areas of trade, economic opportunities, immigration, and scientific and cultural cooperation,” the Salvadoran president’s office said in a statement.

The “main purpose of the Salvadoran president’s official visit will be to strengthen trade relations and the historical friendship between the two countries,” it added

El Salvador’s foreign relations, finance and public works ministers are accompanying Sanchez Ceren on the visit.

Mexican foreign assistance for El Salvador will also be a topic addressed during the meeting, Salvadoran Foreign Relations Minister Hugo Martinez said last week, adding that Mexico City will provide the Central American country $143 million, part of which will be donated.

The remainder is to be paid back at highly favorable interest rates, Martinez said.

That assistance will be used to fund infrastructure projects, including the rebuilding of two bridges linking El Salvador and Guatemala, the foreign relations minister said.

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