Secretary of Commerce Expresses U.S. Commitment to Support Salvadoran Efforts to Fuel Economic Growth

Secretary of Commerce Leads U.S. Delegation to El Salvador

Secretary Ross and U.S. Government Officials Join the Inauguration of El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele

June 1, 2019

From May 31 to June 1, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross led a Presidential delegation to El Salvador to witness the inauguration of President Nayib Bukele, and to congratulate the Salvadoran people on the country’s success in a peaceful and democratic transition of power.

“The United States is committed to a strong relationship with El Salvador,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Under President Bukele’s leadership, it is our sincerest hope that El Salvador will become a prosperous nation where all Salvadorans can reap the benefits of new investments and economic growth.”

In recognition of President Bukele’s focus on economic development and an emphasis on partnership with the U.S. private sector, President Donald J. Trump named Secretary Ross to lead the delegation that attended El Salvador’s Presidential inauguration ceremony.

In addition to witnessing the inauguration, Secretary Ross participated in a bilateral meeting with the incoming President and Foreign Minister, Alexandra Hill, while also joining leading Salvadoran and U.S. business leaders to discuss improving the investment climate and increasing economic growth across El Salvador.

Secretary Ross’s delegation included U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier.