On the meeting of expert (working) groups on humanitarian assistance


The OSCE Mission Office in Kishinev hosted a regular meeting of expert (working groups) on humanitarian assistance from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova.

During the meeting the sides continued to discuss a mechanism of cooperation between child protection services in regards to the return of children left without care, as well as cooperation in the field of protection of the rights of children at risk. The meeting participants agreed that the Moldovan side will submit draft Protocol Decision to Pridnestrovie in the near future, so the sides could sign the document at the next meeting.

The discussion also focused on the progress made in the implementation of the Protocol Decision of 26 November 2013, which regulates procedure for calculation and payment of pensions to citizens arriving for permanent residence from Pridnestrovie in Moldova and vice versa. Representatives of the parties agreed that cooperation in this field is carried out effectively and proceeds smoothly.

The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.