The small hall of the Palace of Republic held the extended reporting meeting of the Pridnestrovian Ministry of the Foreign Affairs Collegium; it was dedicated to summing up the work of the department in 2019.



The OSCE Mission office in Kishinev hosted the meeting of Expert (Working) Groups on Customs Issues.  During the meeting, the sides had a detailed and vital exchange of views on the relevant topical agenda.


Today the OSCE Mission office in Tiraspol hosted the meeting of specialists from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova to discuss issues of plant quarantine, plant protection and veterinary medicine. During the meeting, the parties paid close attention to the import parameters of a wide range of special freight.


On February 4, the Expert (Working) Groups on Telecommunication from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova resumed their activity one year later at the OSCE Mission Office in Kishinev.


As part of business trip to the capital of the Russian Federation, the Pridnestrovian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitaly Ignatiev met with Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Gubarev. The meeting, held at the Russian Foreign Ministry, was also attended by Deputy Director of the Second Department of the CIS Countries Vitaly Tryapitsyn.


The Administration of the Russian Federation’s President held the meeting between the President of Pridnestrovie Vadim Krasnoselsky and the Deputy Head of the Russian Federation’s Presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak.

During the meeting, the Head of State praised the intensity of bilateral working contacts, stressing out that the Russian Federation is a key partner of Pridnestrovie and that relations with it are strategic for the Republic.


The Foreign Ministry hosted the opening of the Pridnestrovian artist Oksana Ponomarenko exhibition “My Pridnestrovie”. The event was attended by the head of the Public Relations Department of the PMR Foreign Ministry Pavel Galtsev, the member of the Pridnestrovian Union of Artists Tatyana Shuma, the head of the KamArt creative association Yuri Salko and representatives of the creative community of Pridnestrovie.


A round table was held in Moscow to mark the Official Representative Office of Pridnestrovie in the Russian Federation opening anniversary. The event was attended by the PMR’s President and his wife, the head of the Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry, the speaker of the Pridnestrovian parliament, politicians, parliamentarians and public figures of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Abkhazian Embassy and Pridnestrovians living in Russia.


The Pridnestrovian delegation led by the PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky arrived to the Russian capital. The first meeting as part of a working visit was held at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reception House. Vadim Krasnoselsky discussed issues relevant to Pridnestrovie with Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko.


Today, the OSCE Mission office in Kishinev held the meeting of expert (working) groups on transport development and road facilities. The sides carefully analyzed the current problems within joint vehicle registration points activities that impede to fully use this mechanism as foreseen in the Protocol decision of April 24, 2018. Special attention was paid to the driver's licenses issue. The Pridnestrovian side presented specific feasible considerations on modalities able to resolve this problematic aspect.  


The Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev met with the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Abkhazia to the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Alexander Vataman.


The Pridnestrovian President Vadim Krasnoselsky held a three-hours meeting in Bendery with the OSCE European delegation headed by Thomas Mayr-Harting the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.   

This meeting was necessary. We stated our position, proves and arguments, but also heard the OSCE representative’s opinion about the settlement issues agenda.     


This year, the OSCE is chaired by Albania, led by its Prime Minister Edi Rama. The Austrian diplomat Thomas Mayr-Harting has been appointed Special Representative for the Moldova-Pridnestrovie settlement. Today he is visiting Pridnestrovie for the first time, in his current position. The foreign diplomat visited the republic: in 2017, as a representative of the European Union in the “5 + 2” format, he met with the President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry held the meeting between Vitaly Ignatiev and OSCE delegation led by Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Thomas Mayr-Harting.


An official addressing was forwarded today to the Republic of Moldova’s political issues representative and to international participants of the 5+2 format. According to the statement the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic State Security Council decided to take response measures for Moldovan vehicles. Thus, from January 24, 2020 begin acting restrictions on the Pridnestrovian and Ukrainian state border crossing for all types of vehicles registered in the republic of Moldova, driven by permanent Moldovan residents possessing Moldovan driver’s licenses.


The OSCE Mission office in Tiraspol hosted a meeting of expert (working) groups on rail transport and communications initiated by the Pridnestrovian side to discuss certain issues on raw materials delivery to Pridnestrovie and the export of finished products. Within the framework of the working dialogue was asserted as the emergence inadmissibility of problematic situations of this kind as the interest to provide proper transport services to the enterprises of Pridnestrovie by the State Enterprise “Railway Moldova”.  


The Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and the head of the OSCE Mission Klaus Neukirch. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Stetsiuk.


The OSCE Mission office in Tiraspol hosted the meeting of political representatives from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova, Vitaly Ignatiev and Alexander Flenchea.

During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed a wide range of relevant aspects of the negotiation process agenda between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova emphasizing transport and import of goods in Pridnestrovie issues from February 1, 2020.


The Office of the OSCE Mission in Tiraspol will host the meeting of representatives on political issues from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova Vitaly Ignatiev and Alexandr Flenchea on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

During the planned meeting the Pridnestrovian side intends to continue discussions on a wide range of current issues within the dialogue between Pridnestrovie and Moldova.


The Prednistrovian President and the Prime Minister of Moldova have signed an additional Protocol giving a half year extension to the Protocol Decision “On principles of a full-fledged freight railway communication renewal through the territory of Pridnestrovie”. The document will be valid until June 30, 2020 with the mutual consent of the parties.