Salvadorian president-elect Mauricio Funes will meet with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in Costa Rica next week, government officials said on Tuesday.
According to information reaching here from San Salvador, Salvadorian Foreign Minister Marisol Argueta said on Tuesday that current Salvadorian president Antonio Saca has invited Funes to be part of the delegation to attend the meeting from March 29 to 30.
The meeting between Biden and Central American presidents is an initiative from Costa Rican President Oscar Arias.
According to Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno the presidents and Biden will probably discuss issues related to the world economic crisis and its impact on the region.
Argueta said that Funes was also invited to attend the Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) to be held in Nicaragua on Wednesday and The Americas Summit in Trinidad and Tobago from April 17 to 19.
However, Funes will not attend the meeting in Nicaragua because he is on a working visit in Brazil.
In the Americas summit Funes is expected to meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and U.S. president Barack Obama.