U.S. Embassy in Macedonia: We agree with Stoltenberg and Hahn about government

Skopje, Macedonia; Photo: WikiComons/Raso mk
meta_maliSKOPJE – The U.S. Embassy in Skopje recommended that the political parties should respect the democratic processes and institutions, Meta reports.

“We agree with the statements from NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and EU Commissioner Hahn about government formation. All parties need to respect democratic processes and institutions and focus on their shared commitment to enact key reforms. Only in this way will Macedonia advance its strategic goal of membership in NATO and the European Union, something long supported by the United States. This is consistent with our previous statements and Ambassador Baily’s February 18 interview with Sitel, said the U.S. Embassy when it replied to a question posted by Meta agency concerning Stoltenberg and Hahn’s statements.

Yesterday, Stoltenberg announced that he expects that the mandate for forming the government will be granted and has called upon all sides to be restrained in their announcements and activities, and to make decisions for the benefit of the citizens.

A similar opinion had the EU Commissioner Hahn. He said that he expects the president to grant the mandate for forming the new government and added that the changes in democratic societies are natural and should be accepted when they are a result of credible elections.