Embassy reacts to "New US Strategy for the Region"

Academic and research institutions have no formal role in formulating the US policy towards Serbia or any other country.

This was announced by the US embassy in Belgrade, after the Atlantic Council published a report proposing a more active role of the United States in the Western Balkans.

"Many academic and research institutions in the United States participate in public debates on foreign policy issues on a daily basis and this is an important part of the democratic process. Discussions and debate on ideas help the public and policymakers to better understand the important issues that we face in the world, but these academic and research institutions do not have a formal role in creating the official US policy," the embassy said in a statement sent to the Beta agency.

The Atlantic Council on Tuesday released its report dubbed, "Balkans Forward: A New US Strategy...

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