"SPAK is living up to its mandate", the head of the American embassy: the USA has invested heavily in the judicial bodies

2023-12-11 10:32:10 / POLITIKË ALFA PRESS

"SPAK is living up to its mandate", the head of the American embassy:

While former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and other exponents of the opposition have directed accusations against SPAK, the charge d'affaires of the US Embassy in Tirana, David Wisner, says in an interview for the " Panorama " newspaper, that for the United States SPAK is living up to that mandate.

" We believe that SPAK is living up to that mandate. There is an expression in the United States, that 'justice is blind'. The whole purpose of establishing SPAK was to create an independent institution to investigate organized crime and corruption, including at the highest levels of government. This is the most important thing for it to be truly successful and effective. We have seen high-level officials from the entire political spectrum being investigated, indicted and punished ", he said during an interview for "Panorama" newspaper.

Referring to Berisha's statements that SPAK is a whip in the hands of Prime Minister Edi Rama, Wisner gave this comment: "I will not respond to someone who has been sanctioned by the United States for major corruption." The United States is proud to support the work of SPAK and other justice institutions, and we will continue to support the demands of the Albanian people to end impunity. As I noted, we have invested heavily in the success of Albania's justice reforms, including SPAK, through our expertise, funding and political support. We are proud to be partners with Albania. Every Albanian deserves to live in a country where everyone is equal before the law, where the rule of law works and where everyone has an equal opportunity for prosperity. Not only because Albania's Euro-Atlantic future requires it, but because it is the right thing .