admin1 – October 28, 2014 – 3:47pm

The Declaration on Strategic Partnership signed with the USA in May of 2008, closer cooperation between the Macedonian Parliament and the US Congress and concrete foreign investments from 2007 to 2014 are the benefits from the period during which Zoran Jolevski served as Macedonian Ambassador to the USA, said Antonio Milososki, chairman of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, at the session Monday at which Jolevski, former ambassador and name dispute negotiator and now Minister of Defense, presented an account of his achievements.

Asked whether the USA is doing enough or could do more to help resolve the name dispute, and whether the Americans could become more involved and could balance better their pressure on Macedonia and Greece, Jolevski said that the US position was that Europe would not be fully united as long as the Western Balkans is kept outside of the EU and NATO.

"The US has made it clear that it supports the process carried out under UN auspices and that it wants a solution to the dispute to be found as soon as possible. At this moment, I don't believe they are ready to become involved in this process and to impose a solution. In my view, pressure is being put equally on both Macedonia and Greece," Jolevski said.