UNCLAS SAN SALVADOR 001264
DEPT FOR S/ES-CR AND S/ES-O, WHA/CEN HILLARY THOMPSON
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV ES
SUBJECT: GOES CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
REF: STATE 118192
Â¶1. The Government of El Salvador circulated a press release
November 6 regarding President Elias Antonio "Tony" Saca's
call to the Obama campaign. Saca congratulated the campaign
and instructed Salvadoran Foreign Minister Marisol Argueta to
coordinate a call with the President-elect.
Â¶2. Text follows.
THE GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR
CONGRATULATES THE UNITED STATES PEOPLE ON THE ELECTIONS
The President of the Republic Elias Antonio Saca
congratulated the people and government of the United States
of America for the presidential and congressional elections
and has arranged a telephone call between the Salvadoran
President and the President-elect of the United States in the
Yesterday evening, communication was established with the
campaign office of Senator Barack Obama, which was
celebrating the electoral victory in the city of Chicago.
President-elect Obama's advisors expressed that he gladly
accepted the congratulatory message from the Salvadoran
President and that he wished to be in direct contact soon.
The Salvadoran President, in addition to relaying the most
sincere wish of success during this period, in the same call,
expressed his desire to continue developing the excellent
relations that exist between the two nations.
Foreign Minister Marisol Argueta de Barillas congratulated
the &maturity and democratic culture demonstrated by the
people of the United States during this new and historic
election8 and she highlighted that &El Salvador will
continue strengthening and deepening the excellent relations
that exist with the United States and we will continue to
work with the new government in order to advance issues of
interest, such as the immigration status of our compatriots
that reside in the United States, the cooperation of the
Millennium Challenge Account, and the development of the
President Saca instructed Minister Argueta de Barillas to
coordinate a telephone call with the future President of the
United States in order to speak directly about the important
agenda between both countries.