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Special Mission of the OAS General Secretariat to El Salvador

  February 14, 2021

As reported on February 11, the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has ordered the sending of a special mission to the Republic of El Salvador in response to the requests received to assess the political-institutional situation and to try to contribute to the preservation and strengthening of the rule of law, within the framework of the provisions of Article 17 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

The special mission of the General Secretariat of the OAS, headed by Dr. Santiago Cantón, former Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), will arrive in the country today and will remain until Thursday, February 18.

As part of the visit, the mission will meet with institutional, political, and civil society representatives, seeking to cover the broadest political and social spectrum.

The OAS General Secretariat reiterates its permanent vocation to continue working and assisting with the country's institutions within the framework of the Constitution and the rule of law.

Reference: E-012/21