I congratulate Nayib Bukele on his electoral victory as President of El Salvador.  The United States commends the work of electoral observers and looks forward to working with President-elect Bukele and Vice President-elect Felix Ulloa following their inauguration in June.  

The United States values our strong relationship with the people of El Salvador, forged over 160 years and built on shared values, regional ties, and family connections.  Events in El Salvador have a direct impact on U.S. interests at home and abroad.  Only by working together can we achieve our full potential and overcome the greatest obstacles in our hemisphere and globally.

Looking ahead, the United States will continue to prioritize good governance, inclusive economic prosperity, fair trial guarantees, and human rights in El Salvador under our Root Causes Strategy.

U.S. Department of State

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