Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs led the U.S. delegation attending the ceremony commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords on January 16.
During her visit, the diplomat attended the official ceremony organized by the Salvadoran government at the International Center of Fairs and Conventions (CIFCO) in San Salvador.
The current U.S Ambassador in El Salvador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs of United States, and now special envoy to Colombia, Bernard William Aronson were also part of the official delegation of the United States.
The diplomats participated in the ceremony that included the participation of the signatories of the January 16, 1992 Peace Accords, as well as the representative of the United Nations (PNUD), Cristian Salazar, and other international delegations.
Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte finished her visit with a press conference to the Salvadoran media, where she spoke of the importance of the dialogue as a tool to reach common ground.
Before her departure from El Salvador, the diplomat urged to Salvadorans to “work together” because “the commitment to dialogue and work for the good of Salvadorans is precisely what it is needed to overcome the economic and security challenges that El Salvador is facing today.”