US Assistant Secretary Mitchell sends Letter to Mickoski


Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, has sent a letter to the VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, saying the United States has been disappointed with the positions of the party’s leadership, including himself personally. “As we have discussed, the United States strongly believes that the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece is a historic opportunity for Macedonia to secure a brighter future and contribute to regional security, stability and prosperity. Despite claims that there is some “better deal” to be had, we do not believe that to be case. This agreement required compromise on both sides. It is an opportunity that is not likely to come again for years, if not decades,” reads Mitchell’s letter posted by the US Embassy in Skopje on its website. It will not come as any surprise to you, he adds, that we have been disappointed with the positions of VMRO-DPMNE’s leadership regarding both the referendum and steps in parliament to amend the constitution.