Protocol Decision on Several Aspects of Freedom of Movement for the Population


Participants to the “Permanent Conference on Political Issues in the Framework of the Negotiating Process for Pridnestrovian Settlement” in the 5+2 format appreciate legislation amendments under the Law No. 232 adopted by the Republic of Moldova on October 11, 2013 and entered into force on November 8, 2013, and consider that this decision is a significant contribution to the process of ensuring the free movement of people.

Participants to the “Permanent Conference…” welcome the fact that this amendment shall eliminate the possibility of application of administrative sanctions to the movement of Pridnestrovian residents with foreign passports, including travel abroad.

Proceeding from the understanding that freedom of movement is a significant stimulus in the way of confidence-building and development of cooperation, confirming willingness to refrain from raising new barriers to the free movement of people and stressing the need to continue work on the further elimination of existing barriers, the sides agreed to make further efforts in this direction, in particular:

1. to act in order to achieve freedom of movement for population through international transport corridors, including reaffirming the priority of the opening of the bridge across the river Dniester near Gura-Bykuluy and Bychok villages;

2. to remove barriers to the free movement of people from both banks of the Dniester, including officials of the sides;

3. to enhance agreement of the Protocol Decision “On Some Primary Measures to Provide Freedom  of movement for population of Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova”.

On the part of the Republic of Moldova                              On the part of Pridnestrovie

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On the part of the Russian Federation                                  On the part of Ukraine

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On the part of the OSCE