U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes addressed Salvadoran legislators at the plenary of the Legislative Assembly as part of the celebration of the first Friendship Day between El Salvador and the United States. Friendship Day was created by a Legislative decree on March 9th, 2017 and it is to be commemorated on June 15th every year. El Salvador and the U.S. established diplomatic relations 154 years ago which have grown into strong ties in commerce, education and cooperation.
Ambassador Manes thanked the representatives of the different political parties for highlighting the importance of the relations between the two countries.
“Twenty-five percent of Salvadorans live in the United States. Many of them are in prominent positions, from mayors and Oscar winners, to the recent appointment of a Salvadoran-American as a NASA astronaut. I think it is very clear that the community we share goes beyond borders,” said Ambassador Manes.
The President of the Legislative Assembly Guillermo Gallegos also thanked her and the U.S. government, he said, “El Salvador is grateful for the support from the United States.”