The Council of Young Diplomats of Pridnestrovie will develop cooperation with the student community of MGIMO (University) and the Higher School of Economics


The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of the Council of Young Diplomats of the MFA of the PMR with a delegation of students of MGIMO (U) of the MFA of the RF and the National Research University - Higher School of Economics headed by Deputy Dean for Political Science, Candidate in Political Science Igor Okunev. The delegation included heads of the Club for Geopolitical Studies of MGIMO and the Club for Geo-Economic Policy of the NRU- HSE. Taking part from the Pridnestrovian side was Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Igor Shornikov.

MGIMO representatives arrived in Pridnestrovie to study the actual socio-economic and political situation in the republic and around it, as well as to establish contacts between the youth and academic communities of Pridnestrovie and Russia. “We do not try to study geopolitics sitting in the office or watching the news. We try to travel, meet, discuss. The idea of ​​a trip to Pridnestrovie has emerged due to it,” - explained the purpose of the visit head of the delegation Igor Okunev.

Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Igor Shornikov provided the guests with current information about the problems faced by Pridnestrovie at the present stage of development: the economic blockade by Moldova and Ukraine, the threat of political pressure from outside and attempts to discredit Pridnestrovie in the information space of Moldova, Ukraine, and some European countries.

The diplomat stressed that a significant contribution to overcoming the many challenges facing Pridnestrovie today can be made by the development of scientific, expert and public relations with the Russian Federation. He appealed to actively develop cooperation with the civil society so that “the theme of Pridnestrovie would be” at the “forefront” of public attention.” “In the event of threats to half a million Russian compatriots living in Pridnestrovie, Russia’s information and public support could become an additional guarantee of stability and regional security,” - said Igor Shornikov.

In conclusion, the sides agreed to maintain and develop working relationships established during the meeting.