On the Meeting of the Leadership of the PMR’s MFA with Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova


On May 14, 2012, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR hosted the meeting of Head of the foreign office Nina Shtanski with Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Jennifer Brush. Participating in the meeting were also Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev, Deputy Chairman of Government for Social Policy Natalia Nikiforova, Chief of State Service for Communication, Information and mass media Yevgeny Zubov, and Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Jan Plesinger. The sides considered agenda of the forthcoming Vienna meeting of the Permanent Conference scheduled to take place in mid-July.

Jennifer Brush highly assessed activity of the Pridnestrovian side, in particular, of the team working under leadership of Nina Shtanski. She stressed that joint work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the OSCE Mission to Moldova is aimed to improve people's life.

Nina Shtanski thanked Head of the Mission for active position of the leadership of the OSCE Mission to Moldova which had allowed it to step up work on completing analysis of earlier signed agreements. “Procedures of the negotiation process that we have agreed upon specify that while elaborating new agreements the sides will take into account earlier signed agreements. There are more than 170 of them, and the OSCE Mission has already done great amount of work on monitoring of these agreements,” the Minister marked. She sated that during the next round of consultations in the format of the Permanent Conference in Vienna issues of exclusively socio-economic character are planned for discussions, including the sphere of transport, interaction in customs sphere, health, education and ecology. 

Nina Shtanski emphasized that Pridnestrovie highly values position of the OSCE Mission which approves the idea of filling negotiation agenda with socio-economic issues. “International support to the solution of practical problems rather than giving the priority to political complicated issues is a very positive sign and significant progress in the negotiation process”, Nina Shtanski pointed out.

In the course of the meeting, interlocutors discussed issues relating to optimization and improvement of work of expert groups.