El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits GGGI To Convey New MOU to GGGI President and Chair

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 4, 2022 – H. E. Alexandra Hill Tinoco, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of El Salvador, visited the Global Green Growth Institute to hold a bilateral meeting with H. E. Ban Ki-moon, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council. The meeting focused on how GGGI can support El Salvador’s green sustainable growth potential. Minister Hill also conveyed the newly signed MOU between GGGI and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador.

“El Salvador looks forward to strengthening its ties with GGGI in order to move towards sustainable development and comply with the commitments made within the framework of the United Nations, as well promoting joint efforts to guarantee the well-being of our population,” Minister Hill stated that.

Minister Hill was accompanied by Ambassador of El Salvador to the Republic of Korea Mr. Jaime López and her delegation. Minister Hill and President and Chair Ban also discussed El Salvador’s progress on GGGI membership and the two initiatives in the pipeline to strengthen capacities of women and youth for implementation of climate smart agriculture, and support community-based mangrove restoration and conversations.

“I am very pleased to see GGGI contribute directly to the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement,” President & Chair Ban stated. “GGGI was established precisely to help countries like El Salvador transition to a green growth model of development—an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth, including green jobs, climate smart agriculture, and resilient adaptation particularly for the vulnerable groups of people,” H. E. Ban added. “I consider this day a day to celebrate our collaboration, and I now look forward to welcoming El Salvador as an official Member of GGGI in the very near future” H.E. Ban concluded.

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments’ transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI is working with 69 countries and partners including 44 members. GGGI delivers programs in over 30 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning and implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found on