Aurora welcomes new Consulate of El Salvador,
the first diplomatic post in the city
AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is excited to welcome the new Consulate of El Salvador in Colorado, which will be the first diplomatic post to be based in the city.
The government of El Salvador announced it had chosen Aurora as the location of its new consulate after Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan received a courtesy diplomatic visit from the Honorable Manuel Castillo, the newly appointed Consul General, last week. Castillo thanked Hogan for the mayor’s official visit to El Salvador in 2016 and also expressed the gratitude of the El Salvador government to the city’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs for its efforts to secure the location of this diplomatic post.
“This is great news for Aurora’s residents from El Salvador because they are one of our largest international populations,” Hogan said. “This is also great news for the city of Aurora because of the positive economic and social impact. Being home to a consulate can be an economic driver, and this selection is further proof of Aurora’s place as a truly international and dynamic city. I would like to thank the government of El Salvador for the friendships and relationships we have established, and I look forward to a productive future with the consulate in Aurora.”
The consulate will provide services to Salvadorans living in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas. In addition, the consulate will promote international trade and business opportunities between El Salvador and Colorado. According to the city of Aurora’s 2016 demographic report, Aurora’s 2,454 residents from El Salvador make up the third-largest group of foreign-born residents in the city, behind Mexico and Ethiopia.
The Consulate of El Salvador will be located near South Havana Street and East Florida Avenue. The city of Aurora is not providing any funding toward the opening of this consular office. Details regarding an official opening will be forthcoming.