Published January 13, 2015
President Bush will host the president of El Salvador at the White House next week, the White House announced Friday.
El Salvadoran President Antonio Saca plans to visit on July 15, his second trip to the White House in two months as Bush and Central American leaders push Congress to allow liberalized trade between their countries.
The Central American Free Trade Agreement (search) passed the Senate last week, but the House has yet to vote, probably this month.
U.S. officials signed the agreement a year ago with the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as well as the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.