The Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee said in his statement after two days of meetings in Skopje, condemned the violence in Parliament and he said that a new Parliament Speaker has been elected. For him, there is no dilemma about a parliamentary majority having the responsibility to form a new government, but at the same time, he said that all dilemmas need to be discussed by political leaders in Parliament.

Hoyt Brian Yee said that he is under the impression that all political leaders are aware of the seriousness of the situation and should take responsibility to calm the situation and resettle the debate back in the home of legislation.

“We are especially concerned about violent and cowardly attacks after the parliamentary majority elected the new Parliament Speaker. It is extremely important that the political leaders find a way to end the crisis in the country. It is important for leaders to find a way to let the parliamentary majority propose a government and government program”, said Yee.

In his statement for the media after yesterday and today’s meetings with political leaders in Macedonia, Hoyt Yee said that he had constructive conversations, passed on the interest of the US for stability in the Western Balkans and and he supports the legitimate demands of the citizens for a stable and prosperous future of the country.