New York

18 July 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Start of a Political Dialogue among Salvadoran Political Parties

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for Secretary-General

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision announced on 18 July of political parties in El Salvador to establish a negotiating framework to reach medium and long-term agreements for the benefit of the country. He congratulates the members of civil society, constituted in a UN-facilitated Group in Support of Political Dialogue, who have helped bring into being the commitment of political parties.

The Secretary-General hopes that the political parties will now join their efforts in translating their commitment into concrete agreements that will benefit all Salvadorians.