The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia are in collusion and close cooperation, which should result in the new “black list”, which will be one of the tools with which the U.S. will fight against corruption in the country, reports TV Telma.
This was confirmed by the State Department for the Voice of America, from where they announced that Article 7031(c) is being considered as a tool to bring corruption under control in Macedonia. Otherwise, this article provides, when appropriate, for the blacklisting of foreign government officials involved in significant corruption, which entails an automatic denial of entry into the United States.
“The United States is committed to holding accountable those involved in significant corruption and will continue to use all available tools to fight corruption globally. When the Secretary of State receives credible information that a former or current foreign government official has been involved, directly or indirectly, in significant corruption or gross human rights violations, the Secretary is required to designate or identify that official or his or her immediate family members under section 7.031 (C) either publicly or privately,” the State Department said.