State Department: US supports the integration of Macedonia into the EU and NATO


The US State Department gives unreserved support for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic future, after the country received an unconditional recommendation from the European Commission to start EU membership negotiations.

Asked by MIA, the United States assessed the efforts of the new Macedonian government for deeper reforms and democratization of society, the State Department said the United States continues to work with Macedonia on these challenges.

“We are working with the Government to implement judicial reforms and the rule of law, freedom of the media and responsible governance. The United States remains a faithful friend and partner of Macedonia and we support the country’s Euro-Atlantic future, ” stated the State Department.

From there they add that they also give strong support to the renewed talks under the auspices of the UN on the name dispute of Macedonia and expect to resolve this long-standing cause of discord between Greece and Macedonia.

“We encourage the two countries to demonstrate the necessary flexibility and creativity to find a mutually acceptable solution in the interests of security, economic development and peace in the region,” said the State Department in a statement.

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