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The Vice President met with the Vice President of El Salvador, Oscar Ortiz, at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President recognized El Salvador for taking strong steps to reduce crime and violence, and offered the continued partnership of the United States in this effort. The two leaders highlighted opportunities to expand security cooperation, discussed strategies for improving the business climate through economic reform and regional cooperation, and shared their views on the current political crisis in Venezuela. The Vice President, together with Vice President Ortiz, reiterated a shared commitment to maintaining strong bilateral ties, and to continuing the mutual effort to improve security and prosperity.