The American Jewish Congress congratulates Nayib Bukele for his victory in El Salvador's Presidential Election. In 2018, we had the pleasure of having then-Mayor Bukele in our annual International Mayors Conference in Israel. These are challenging times for El Salvador, and we wish President-Elect Bukele success in addressing the many pressing issues the country faces.
Like many world leaders, President-Elect Bukele began his distinguished political career in municipal politics, first as Mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán and later as Mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador's capital and most populous city. We are glad to see Mr. Bukele has risen to Head of State, as did other Conference alumni that eventually became leaders in their respective countries, including Mauricio Macri, the current President of Argentina, Matteo Renzi, the former Prime Minister of Italy, and William Lai, the former Premier of Taiwan.
The American Jewish Congress looks forward to closer cooperation with President-Elect Bukele and the Republic of El Salvador, and we hope he will further the relationship between El Salvador and Israel.
American Jewish Congress