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CCS President: “I am pleased that the games will be held in a safe country”

The XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games will be held in a completely safe environment for the more than 6,000 athletes and international delegates that will gather in San Salvador starting next June.

The president of Centro Caribe Sports acknowledged this, Luis Mejía, during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Chiefs of Mission Seminar, which gathers in San Salvador representatives from 34 nations in Central America and the Caribbean.

“I celebrate that the games will be held in a safe country, which was the concern of some people,” said Mejía after commenting on the tweets recently published by the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, in the sense that El Salvador experiences zero homicides almost every day as a result of the successful security plan that has kept criminal groups at bay.

Mejía also praised the high-level work carried out by the Organizing Committee of the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games (COSSAN2023) regarding the organization of the Chiefs of Mission Seminar and the welcoming protocol for the international delegates.

“I saw your reception at the same level that will be given to senior officials, and it is very well-made. I commend you. This assembly is at the same level as when we organize our assemblies. An Organizing Committee that has this vision is on the right track”, said Mejía when addressing the Chiefs of Mission.

For his part, the president of COSSAN2023, Yamil Bukele, referred to the modern sports infrastructure that is being built for San Salvador 2023 because there was no legacy from previous administrations.

“El Salvador had nothing but desires, the best intentions, willingness, and little economic resources, but what it had the least of was the possibility of hosting the Central American and Caribbean Games because the previous administrations did not leave us adequate facilities to host even national competitions. We had nothing, other than the desire and the illusion, that these games would not be left behind”, said the president of COSSAN2023.

Meanwhile, the director of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation of the City Hall of San Salvador, Francisco Avalos, said that the municipal government is ready to contribute to the Central American and Caribbean Games.

“We want to emphasize that we as a city have all the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to receive them and guarantee the ornateness, order, cleanliness, and security of our capital, key factors for everything to proceed normally and to be a complete success,” said Ávalos.

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