President Yevgeny Shevchuk receives Acting Foreign Minister of the PMR


Vitaly Ignatiev reported to the president on the results of the visit to the Russian capital. The head of the Foreign Ministry of the republic made an official working visit to Moscow. Thus, a number of meetings were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Administration of the Russian President and the Russian Government.

Vitaly Ignatiev met with State Secretary - Deputy Foreign Minister of the RF Grigory Karasin, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Gubarev, as well as Dmitry Loskutov, Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Special Representative of the Russian President for Pridnestrovie Dmitry Rogozin. There was also a meeting with Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies Leonid Reshetnikov.

In addition, within the framework of a memorandum on cooperation signed between the Federal Customs Service of Russia and State Customs Committee of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev met with Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Andrey Belyaninov. This document is a real plan of action to create additional mechanisms for increasing the supply of Pridnestrovian goods to the Russian market.

The programme of the visit to the Russian capital was very intense and covered a wide range of areas. The central issues of the agenda are the current situation in the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and Moldova, as well as the prospects of the dialogue in the international format “5+2”. “We focused on those unilateral actions, restrictive measures and pressure exerted on Pridnestrovie by Moldova, including with the support of Ukraine. Our Russian partners support us in the fact that unilateral actions which adversely affect the life of the Pridnestrovian population are unacceptable - said the acting foreign minister of the PMR. - We will work in this way and will try to use the mechanisms of the negotiation process that Moldovan partners to work on the basis of rational paradigm”.

President Yevgeny Shevchuk, in his turn, instructed the PMR Foreign Ministry to intensify efforts to resolve the problem of politically motivated criminal cases opened by Moldova against ordinary citizens, businessmen and officials of the PMR, as well as to unblock restrictions in the area of road and rail transport. The president set a task to analyze the possible consequences of the unilateral decision taken by Moldova and Ukraine on establishment of joint customs and border control at the checkpoint “Kuchurgan” on the border of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

During the meeting, Vitaly Ignatiev informed the president that during the visit he exchanged views with Russian colleagues regarding certain aspects of the bilateral cooperation. It was about the intensification of cooperation between the two countries in trade, economic, humanitarian and educational spheres.

Source: the website of the PMR President