Key Legislators Support Dialogue in El Salvador and U.S. Assistance

The Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate and of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, the latter belonging to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Member of the House of Representatives of the United States, Jim McGovern (D -MA), released today a joint statement showing their support for the dialogue led by President Mauricio Funes, aimed at solving the situation between the Supreme Court of Justice and the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador.

“We are encouraged by the commitment by President Funes and representatives of El Salvador’s political parties to resolve this crisis expeditiously.  We agree with the Department of State that this is a matter to be resolved by Salvadorans through dialogue, “urged the Senator and the Congressman.

Also, the legislators reaffirmed their stance on the “support for U.S. assistance for El Salvador which addresses a range of mutual interests, from improving law enforcement to combating poverty.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martinez, welcomed the joint statement and reaffirmed the commitment of President Funes to facilitate a dialogue  between the Legislative and


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