Meeting of Yevgeny Shevchuk and Farit Mukhametshin


President of Pridnestrovie Yevgeny Shevchuk received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Moldova Farit Mukhametshin. Taking part in the meeting was also Acting Foreign Minister of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev.

Special attention was paid to the current socio-economic situation in the country during the global crisis and the unilateral restrictions artificially created by neighbouring countries. Yevgeny Shevchuk and Farit Mukhametshin discussed issues related to the activities of Pridnestrovian large industrial exporting enterprises. In particular, they discussed the proposals that will address a number of technical problems of light industry sector and stimulate exports of goods by this category of companies to the Russian Federation. “We were able to determine the directions in which we expect the formation of new technical conditions to enable our manufacturers to receive orders from Russia,” said the head of state.

The meeting discussed in detail the problems of the Moldavian-Pridnestrovian settlement. It was about the prospects for continuation of the dialogue at the level of representatives on political issues of Pridnestrovie and Moldova, as well as about the planned visit of the mediators and observers in the negotiation process to the Republic of Moldova and Pridnestrovie. “We're a little concerned about the lack of concrete results in the negotiation process. During today's meeting, we have discussed in detail the positions of the Pridnestrovian and Russian sides. We are united in the approaches and we will continue to talk about it with our Western partners and tell political representative in Kishinev what issues need to be addressed both in working groups and in the negotiation process in general,” said Farit Mukhametshin.

The President of Pridnestrovie and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia also discussed a wide range of work issues related to the development of bilateral relations, in particular, the implementation of humanitarian projects and events devoted to the celebration of Victory Day in 2016.

President Yevgeny Shevchuk conveyed gratitude to the leadership of the Russian Federation and personally to Special Representative of the Russian President for Pridnestrovie Dmitry Rogozin for the continuation of a humanitarian project to provide financial assistance to pensioners of Pridnestrovie. “Despite the difficult economic situation in Russia itself, we received the funds in March, which were sent to our pensioners. This is significant support. Pridnestrovian citizens are grateful to the Russian Federation, which, even in a difficult period of time for itself supports Pridnestrovians,” said the president.

Source: website of the President of the PMR