United States: United States Announces $2 Million Contribution to CICIES to Fight Corruption

The U.S. Department of State Special Envoy Ricardo Zúñiga and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brendan O’Brien met on Wednesday, April 7 with Ambassador Ronalth Iván Ochaeta, Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES), to discuss the work being done in the fight against this scourge and to announce U.S. financial support to the OAS General Secretariat for the operation of CICIES.

During the meeting, the U.S. officials and the Commissioner discussed the important work underway in El Salvador and how CICIES can be strengthened to continue collaborating with the local government institutions in a comprehensive fight against corruption.  A successful campaign against corruption and impunity can be achieved with a strong commitment from the Executive, the Judiciary and CICIES.  Both the United States and El Salvador share a joint interest in the fight against corruption and impunity.  In addition, Special Envoy Zúñiga highlighted the importance of productive bilateral relations between the U.S. and El Salvador.  “We will continue to work closely with our Salvadoran partners to address challenges in the region, such as irregular migration, corruption and impunity, governance, respect for human rights, economic opportunity, and security.  Our goal is to help create the conditions for the people of El Salvador to prosper,” he said.

The original full article can be found at usembassy.gov


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