After the statements of President Ilir Meta who called it “flirtatious” ordered by the kleptocratic regime of Tirana, the DASH decision for Sali Berisha, Vizion Plus has requested a comment from the US Embassy in Tirana regarding this statement.
Addressing two questions: Has this decision been influenced by the Government of Albania? Is this decision related to the electoral process?
In its response, the Embassy does not specifically address Meta’s statement, but emphasizes that it will not support corrupt individuals.
“The Secretary of State received credible information regarding Berisha’s involvement in significant corruption and attempts to interfere in public processes and misappropriation of public funds in Albania.
With this action, the United States government is making it clear that we will not engage, and therefore will not give credibility and support, to corrupt individuals like Berisha, an individual that the Secretary of State has determined to have committed corrupt acts at the expense of the Albanian people“, Reacts the embassy.
Even after Vizion Plus’ request to be more specific on President Meta’s statement, the Embassy confirmed that the answer was this.