WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The letter alleged that Washington was supporting political factions within other sovereign nations including through a George Soros-backed organization funded by USAID. Funds distributed through USAID programs in Albania and Macedonia were used to influence party politics, media, and civil society, according to the letter.
“We can confirm that the State Department has received this letter,” the official said on Wednesday. “However, it is standard practice that we do not release the contents of congressional correspondence.”
The official added that US policy in Macedonia is to support the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration by supporting for democratic reforms, the rule of law, and the full implementation of the Przino agreement.
USAID is a government agency created in 1961 by then-President John Kennedy. The primary goal of the agency is to carry out US foreign policy through the administration of civilian aid and to "enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potentials,” according to the agency’s website.