Viewing cable 08SANSALVADOR1264
Title: GOES CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA

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08SANSALVADOR12642008-11-10 14:40:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy San Salvador
P 101440Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0289
UNCLAS SAN SALVADOR 001264 
 
SIPDIS 
 
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 
 
¶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. 
 
¶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 
coming hours. 
 
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 
commercial relations.8 
 
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. 
 
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