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El Salvador requests US$250.6 million defense budget for 2023

The Salvadoran Ministry of Defense plans to approve a budget of U$250.6 million for 2023.

This is slightly less than the current year's budget, which is US$256.6 million.

El Salvador's Defense Minister, Vice Admiral René Merino, defended his institution's 2023 budget before Wednesday the Legislative Assembly (unicameral congress).

The draft 2023 general state budget allocates US$250.6 million for defense, including US$17.7 million for public investment.

The defense budget increases next year's compensation line item by US$294,895.

According to the official presentation, the budget is $232.8 . . .

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