WORLD Former Albanian president denies US accusation over corruption

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Former Albanian president denies US accusation over corruption

Xinhua

10:09, May 20, 2021

Sali Berisha (Photo: AFP)

TIRANA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Former Albanian President Sali Berisha denied Wednesday the allegations over corruption made by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Berisha and his family members are ineligible to travel to the United States due to corruption acts that have undermined democracy in Albania, Blinken said in a statement.

On his Facebook account, Berisha expressed regret on the U.S. decision, denying the accusations made by Blinken.

He asked the U.S. side to make public every fact and document against him or his family members.

Berisha, born in 1944, was the first leader of the Democratic Party of Albania and was elected president of the country in 1992.

Berisha also served as prime minister from 2005 to 2013.

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