Russia, El Salvador Weigh
SAN SALVADOR - Russia and El Salvador
are weighing the opening of their respective
embassies, it was learned here during a
visit by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
The deputy minister met with his Salvadorian
counterpart, Carlos Castañeda, to analyze
the possibility to strengthen bilateral ties
and boost collaboration in such fields as
sports, tourism, science and technology.
"We have already had many achievements with
other Central American and Latin American
countries and I am glad to have found such a
positive attitude here," Riabkov told a news
For his part, Castañeda announced Foreign
Minister Hugo Martinez's visit to Moscow
during the second half of October to sign
several cooperation agreements.
Sources from the Salvadorian Foreign
Ministry noted that the two officials
discussed the opening of embassies, Russia's
participation in the International Fair in
El Salvador and relations with the Central
American Integration System.
The two countries established relations in
1992. However, Moscow keeps a concurrent
embassy for El Salvador in Nicaragua, while
the Central American country's embassy for
Russia is in Berlin.