Skopje, September 5, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
US ambassador to Skopje, Paul Wohlers has praised the role of FYROM in the fight against crime and terrorism.
“Macedonia is a regional leader in the fight against traffic of human beings and cyber crime and also an excellent partner in the fight against terrorism”, said the US ambassador, after signing an agreement for the application of laws between the government of FYROM and that of USA with two ministers of the cabinet.
According to Wohlers, in the global fight against these phenomena, FYROM is not alone and in cooperation with other countries, it must face every new challenge that comes up.
But, Wohlers reemphasized the need of delivering the reforms, which are crucial for the country.
“The government, police and judiciary authorities still face challenges with the reforms and the application of the laws and for this, I encourage you to continue the fight against corruption, selective punishments and to solve all the problems in relation to cross ethnic relations. For the solution of these issues and problems, there must be transparent procedures, open talks and adequate oversight in order to have the trust of the communities”, said the American ambassador.
According to him, the signing of this agreement reflects the close partnership between FYROM and USA and is also an indicator of the path of the country to becoming a NATO and EU member. /ibna/