The incumbent attorney general announced today that he will terminate the agreement with the Organization of American States on CICIES. The US Embassy in El Salvador expressed, through its Twitter account, its position on this issue: “We regret the government’s decision to strengthen its cooperation with OAS-CICIES. Fighting corruption is essential and essential.”
Next Monday, June 7, the US Chargé d’Affairs Jean Manis will meet with the President of the Republic, Neb Bokel, amid the announcement by Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado of a breach of the agreement with the Organization of States. Americanos (OEA), to fight corruption in El Salvador.
The announcement was made Friday by Rep. Suecy Callejas, of New Ideas, following a TV interview on Frente a Frente. Mance did meet with the association’s board of directors on Friday. “On Monday he will meet with the president of the republic and this is where other issues will actually be discussed, and we, as the assembly, limit ourselves to legislative issues,” Callejas said.
Hours after Callejas announced that Mance would meet my agent; The Embassy of the United States, via its Twitter account, gave its position regarding the closure of the agreement with the Organization of American States to CICIES. “We regret the government’s decision to close its cooperation with OAS-CICIES. Fighting corruption is fundamental and essential. We will continue to look for a way to reduce and combat corruption and impunity,” the US Embassy in El Salvador posted.
We regret the government’s decision to close its cooperation with OAS_CICIES. The fight against corruption is fundamental and essential. We will continue to look for ways to reduce and combat corruption and impunity.
– US Embassy in ES (USEmbassySV) June 4, 2021
When Mance arrived in El Salvador on June 1, his message was strong, that his mission focused on the guidelines he brought from Joe Biden’s government, for bilateral cooperation based on respect, the separation of powers from the state, and freedom of expression. and a reliable judicial system “committed to fighting corruption”.
Callejas was present at the meeting that Manes held with the association’s board of directors. This lasted two hours, Callejas said, and was a “reunion” session, but the details of the conversations they had are unknown; However, yesterday, the President of the Assembly, Ernesto Castro of New Ideas, confirmed that they had not touched the dismissal of the judges of the Constitutional Chamber and the Prosecutor General.
According to Manis, the details of that meeting will be announced at a later time, because it will not be the first meeting he will hold with the association and other government officials.
The diplomat’s schedule has been tight since his arrival in El Salvador on June 1. Mance announced on Twitter that he also spoke with the diplomatic corps accredited in El Salvador.
“It was great to reconnect with some members of the diplomatic corps to talk about how we can advance our common goals in health, education, the environment and support good governance,” he said.
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