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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Telephone Call with President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador

The Vice President spoke with President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador by telephone today to discuss how to deepen bilateral and regional cooperation on reducing irregular migration from Central America to the United States, including by addressing the underlying factors that drive migration by unaccompanied children.  The Vice President commended El Salvador's leadership in advancing the Plan for the Alliance of Prosperity for the Northern Triangle of Central America, including deepening investments in security, prosperity, and establishing the rule of law.  The two leaders agreed to continue to work together in the coming months with the Inter-American Development Bank and other regional partners  to advance fiscal policy reform, stimulate economic growth, improve public management and increase security in order to build a better future for the people of Central America.