US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Gabriel Escobar in an interview with “360 Degrees”, clarified his statement after Monday’s meeting with Minister Bujar Osmani, in which he welcomed “Macedonia’s readiness for flexibility.”

What I mean by that is we are supportive of every effort that you have made to do what’s necessary to start you the process. You have made reforms, you have signaled that you intend to do everything necessary and this government has expressed strong support, a strong strategic vision to be a member of the EU and we continue to support that, Escobar said.

He said in an interview that he would not visit Sofia on this occasion.

Here’s the whole interview.