On 27 September 2016 the OSCE Mission office in Bendery hosted a meeting of expert (working) groups on education involving representatives of Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova.
On 28 September 2016 the OSCE Mission office in Bendery hosted a meeting of expert (working) groups on ecology involving representatives of Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova.
PMR’s MFA hosted a meeting between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Dmitry Palamarchuk and ad interim Deputy Head of the British Embassy in the Republic of Moldova John Mitchell.
Today, Tskhinval hosted a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev, where the sides discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation.
Today, 15 September 2016, Advisor to the Director of the Foreign Policy Cooperation Center n.a. Y.M. Primakov, Advisor to the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Yuri Zhmurko and Head of the Department of Cultural and Global Studies at BSTU “Voenmech” n.a. D.F. Ustinov, chief editor of “Geopolitics and Security” journal Igor Fedorovich Kefeli, which intended to travel to Pridnestrovie to participate in the conference, were stopped in the Kishinev Airport and deported to the Russian Federation.
The acting Foreign Minister, Vitaly Ignatiev, has commented to Novosti Pridnestrovya on the work of the “Permanent Conference on Political Issues...”, also known as the 5+2 format, which has resumed after a long pause.
The Head of State Yevgeny Shevchuk has appointed Vitaly Ignatiev to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR.
“I hope that you will continue all the good that has been done as a lot has been done and will bring something new. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be even more powerful agency in terms of the implementation of the foreign policy of Pridnestrovie” – said the President.
Breakaway republics fascinate me. It’s a story of how a section of a country feels so strongly that they aren’t part of that country that they pull away, but don’t manage to separate completely. Some of these countries eventually gain independence, others don’t ever really intend to get it, and still others remain in limbo, part and yet not part of the host country.