The U.S. Embassy in Salvador informs that the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, visited El Salvador on October 21 to meet with U.S. Embassy staff and Salvadoran defense leadership.
During his visit, Admiral Faller and his delegation met with U.S. Ambassador Ronald Johnson to discuss SOUTHCOM’s role in the U.S.-El Salvador. The Commander also met with Salvadoran Minister of Defense captain Rene Merino Monroy as well as with other U.S. senior diplomats and local subject matter experts.
This visit comes after Faller made stops in Honduras and Guatemala, where he spoke with U.S. and partner nation leaders about the benefits and successes of cooperative security partnerships in the region. Later this week, Faller will visit Costa Rica, where he will take part in similar meetings with U.S. partner-nation and embassy leaders.
While in El Salvador, Faller visited the Comalapa Cooperative Security Location (CSL), which operates through an agreement between the U.S. and the government of El Salvador. This location is one of just two the military bases that operate in Latin America and the Caribbean.