The President of Pridnestrovie received the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia


President of Pridnestrovie Yevgeny Shevchuk received the delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Taking part in the meeting from the  Russian side was Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Gubarev and Deputy Director of the Second CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vitaly Tryapitsyn, the Pridnestrovian side was presented by Deputy Chairperson of the Government of the PMR for International Cooperation, Minister for Foreign Affairs Nina Shtanski.

The meeting discussed issues related to preparations for this year's first official meeting of the representatives for political issues from Pridnestrovie and Moldova. We remind that the meeting will take place in Kishinev on March 12.

Yevgeny Shevchuk, the President of Pridnestrovie: Dear Sergei Nikolaevich, Vitaly Yevgenievich!  I would like to welcome you in Tiraspol, thank you for taking the opportunity to discuss pressing issues in the interaction between Kishinev and Tiraspol, possible topics for discussion in the “5 + 2” format, to discuss what concerns and worries us, Pridnestrovians.

I would like to emphasize that to date not only we have pressing problems, but they are in the whole region. These are economic problems. We feel a special urgency of the problems and risks in view of the fact that the relations of our economic agents are under pressure from some non-economic circumstances that adversely affect our economy. In this situation, given the drop in revenues and the fact that Ukraine has adopted a number of decisions that have caused a decrease in revenues into the PMR’s budget, the Government of Pridnestrovie decided to address to the guarantor countries for help and support in order to lift the blockade from the Pridnestrovian economy, in the first place, and be able to earn money, accumulate funds needed for social, humanitarian infrastructure. I am ready to discuss relevant issues.

Sergei Gubarev, the Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: Thank you very much, Yevgeny Vasilievich, Nina Viktorovna, that you found time to meet with us. Indeed, there have been no such meetings on the Pridnestrovian land already for a long time. We met in Moscow. But to be hosted here once again, and feel the pulse of the region, experience good attitude of good friends is always helpful. The region is in a difficult situation now. It affects not only Pridnestrovie, but Moldova and Ukraine. Naturally, there is need for close cooperation in this situation, primarily between us. It is required to consider and implement those solutions that will help to overcome this difficult situation, including the economic one.

We have not long discussed the topic in our negotiations in the “5 + 2” format. There are objective and subjective reasons. But now, when the difficult process of formation of the Government in Moldavia, in Kishinev, completed, there is reason to hope that our negotiation process, negotiation format will get back on track. It seems that the new team presented by along with the new political representative Mr. Osipov, with whom I met only 2-3 hours ago, is going to look from a new angle at the state of the negotiations on the Pridnestrovian problem. I expect that this view will be constructive and aimed at achieving an outcome which will be satisfactory for all of us.