For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
WASHINGTON - Today, Secretary John F. Kelly met with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez and President of the Legislative Assembly Guillermo Gallegos to discuss migration and security issues in El Salvador.
During the meeting, Secretary Kelly received updates on Salvadoran migration and security priorities, with Foreign Minister Martinez stressing the work his government has undertaken to reduce violence and diminish other factors that often lead Salvadorans to choose to leave their country. Secretary Kelly highlighted his concern for the safety of migrants who transit the region and illegally try to enter the United States, asking the Salvadoran officials to help reduce illegal migration by expanding messaging campaigns.
Finally, Minister Martinez and President of the Legislative Assembly Gallegos emphasized their country’s efforts to expand repatriation and reintegration programs, so Salvadorans returning from the United States can receive government services and other support.
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