Statement by Resident Country Director MCC El Salvador, Martha Keays

The United States, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), remains a dedicated partner to FOMILENIO II and the Government of El Salvador. We applaud the Government for fulfilling funding commitments, which are critical to implementing and completing these projects that experienced unexpected delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By law, MCC is unable to extend the compact agreement without legislative approval by the U.S. Congress. MCC continues to await U.S. Congress’ decision on the extension and remains committed to the Government of El Salvador in our joint investment in regulatory reforms, education, and logistical infrastructure with the goal of promoting economic growth and private investment in the country

Martha Keays