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Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to El Salvador

Release Date: August 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador to meet with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele and other political and non-governmental organization leaders.

After arriving in San Salvador, the Acting Secretary will meet with diplomatic staff and DHS personnel who are supporting efforts in the region. Following this, he will meet President Bukele, Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill, and Minister of Justice and Public Security Rogelio Rivas to discuss efforts to collaborate on regional safety and security. He will then travel to a joint law enforcement training center to observe regional law enforcement cooperation. Later on that evening, he will have dinner with the mayor of San Salvador and leaders from non-governmental organizations.

Tomorrow, the Acting Secretary will participate in the second Bilateral Migration Task Force meeting. Afterwards, he will receive an operational tour of a migrant reception center and then meet with human rights groups working in the country. Before departing on Friday, he will meet with Salvadoran business leaders from throughout the country who are working to build investment in El Salvador’s tourism sector.

Last Updated: 02/05/2021
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