The PMR’s Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with a delegation of the World Bank


The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Acting Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev with a delegation of the World Bank headed by Alex Kremer. From the Pridnestrovian side the meeting was also attended by Acting Minister of Regional Development, Transport and Communications of the PMR Andrei Medvedev, Chairman of the Coordination Council on Technical Assistance of the PMR Galina Sandutsa, Deputy Minister for Economic Development of the PMR Dmitry Boltrushko, as well as specialists of relevant departments of the republic.

During the meeting the sides discussed prospects of implementing a number of initiatives of the World Bank in Pridnestrovie, aimed at improving the welfare of citizens and the development of infrastructure. In particular, representatives of the organization announced the project on technical assessment of the quality of automobile roads in the country, implying the subsequent development of proposals on their possible modernization.

The delegation of the World Bank praised the Protocol decision “On cooperation in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources” signed between Pridnestrovie and Moldova, noting that the document laid the institutional framework allowing, in particular, to simplify the implementation of international projects in the environmental field. 

Vitaly Ignatiev, in his turn, highly appreciated the willingness of the World Bank to direct contacts with Pridnestrovie, emphasizing that the prospect of realization of international projects in the republic depends directly on their conformity with the interests of the Pridnestrovian state. “Pridnestrovie and the World Bank already have some positive experience of cooperation, and in this regard, it is especially important that our partners listen to the needs voiced by the Pridnestrovian side”,- said the diplomat.

According to Vitaly Ignatiev, the initiatives presented by the World Bank need to be specified and further jointly discussed. In this context, the sides agreed to continue bilateral cooperation.