American Ambassador Burns: the USA strongly stands behind the European integration of S. Macedonia and the path to the EU

Kate Mary Burns
Kate Mary Burns / Photo: MIA

US Ambassador to the country Kate Marie Burns yesterday at the ceremony at the American Embassy on the occasion of the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States, he said that the path of S. Macedonia is heading towards the European future, and along the way, the country and its citizens will have to face all the difficult challenges for the whole.

"As North Macedonia, like you, will continue to climb the hill towards a more secure European-integrated future, you will also have to face difficult challenges. The dilemmas they create are unique to your country and your journey, but you are not alone in facing them. The United States is with you on that climb," Burns said last night.

In the presence of representatives of the top state, political parties, the civil sector and the media, Burns said that as the two countries will face new challenges, they will deal with them together, as allies, partners and friends.

She emphasizes that in the past three years, North Macedonia has progressed from a country that aspired to become a member of NATO, to a reliable, equal and capable ally. He reminded that in May the country hosted the "Quick Response" exercise, which was the largest military exercise ever held at the Krivolak training ground. She mentioned that North Macedonia constantly shows its commitment to strategic partnership and support of democratic principles - the same ideals, which, as the ambassador said, Russia is trying to deny to the citizens of Ukraine.

"Northern Macedonia is a reliable friend that we trust. We cooperate together to protect the environment, culture and economic opportunities that make North Macedonia a vital part of the region, said Brnz.

She added that since 2019, the US has invested nearly $60 million in industry, infrastructure and innovation, creating thousands of jobs.

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