US ambassador reacts against media allegations

US ambassador reacts against media allegations

Skopje, 8 July 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

US ambassador, Jess Baily has reacted against the accusations launched in the media, according to which, USA is intervening in FYROM’s domestic affairs and for the attempts to cause destabilization of the country.

“We in the U.S. Embassy in Skopje often see stories in the media about conspiracy theories and allegations of American interference in Macedonia’s domestic affairs or actions to destabilize the country. We believe most citizens of Macedonia, like us, recognize the absurdity of these stories. However, after several recent assertions about our staff and programs, let me set the record straight, particularly about our support for the rule of law.

We are very open about our programs and engagement. In the past 15 years, the U.S. Government has contributed more than $55 million to develop the capacity of Macedonia’s courts, judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and police to fulfill their mandates professionally, transparently, efficiently, and with credibility. More than 600 judges, 300 public prosecutors, 150 defense lawyers, and over 2,000 law enforcement officers have benefited from these efforts”, says Baily.  /