New Minister of Economy in El Salvador

Armando Flores, until recently the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, has replaced Hector Dada Hirezi.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Dada Hirezi belongs to the Democratic Change party, which forms the current government coalition.

A statement from the Ministry of Economy reads:

The president, Mauricio Funes has sworn in, this April 27th at the Presidential House, Mr. Armando Flores as the new economy minister replacing Dr.Hector Dada Hirezi. Flores has served to date as the Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry.

In his first words as minister, Armando Flores, said that he already has clear policies which he will strengthen and implement during his tenure.

He said that he will support the backing of micro and small enterprises, which will seek to strengthen and stabilize the economy.

The new economy minister also said that supporting MSEs will create jobs for Salvadorans. Therefore he is already in dialogue with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture so as to jointly back national production.

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