US Assistant Secretary Reeker meets VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski

The US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Philip Reeker, who paid an official visit to Macedonia on Friday, met the leader of the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski. At the meeting, the interlocutors spoke about several ongoing political issues in Macedonia, mostly focusing on the Draft-law on Public Prosecution. “Mickoski voiced to Reeker his concern over the rather bad political and economic conditions in Macedonia, the problems with the rule of law and the high corruption rate. He also pointed out the necessity for reforms in the country, and voiced support on behalf of the arty he leads to the processes for integration of Macedonia in NATO and EU,” VMRO-DPMNE reports via a press release. Reeker told reporters on his way out of the party headquarters that he had a good and open conversation with Mickoski. “I hope we see a positive movement when it comes to the Law on Public Prosecution because that’s very important for North Macedonia’s EU perspective. The United States has continued to strenuously support North Macedonia in the opening of negotiations for membership in the EU, and we will continue to support Macedonia in that regard. But it’s up to the forces in this country to do the right thing, not play games, move forward constructively together for the future of the country,” Reeker said.