On the briefing following the results of the meeting between Nina Shtanski and Radojko Bogojevic

On the briefing following the results of the meeting between Nina Shtanski and Radojko Bogojevic

Briefing for mass media was held following the meeting between Deputy Chairperson of the Government of the PMR for International Cooperation, Foreign Minister Nina Shtanski and Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ambassador Radojko Bogojevic at the Foreign Ministry of the PMR.

During the briefing, Nina Shtanski gave special priority to the situation in economic collaboration between the sides – in particular, she mentioned unilateral measures of pressure taken recently by the Republic of Moldova. As head of the Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry told, Pridnestrovian side addressed the mediator with a request to assist in resolution of this situation, since unilateral measures may adversely affect economic status of the Republic. Apart from that, according to the Minister, under conditions of pressure, pressing and sanctions peaceful dialogue loses its basis.

Taking questions from mass media, Political Representative of Pridnestrovie informed about intention of the Pridnestrovian side to continue efforts on promoting the small steps tactics reconciled by leaders of the sides, since resolution of socio-economic issues and improving people's lives remain unchanged priorities in negotiations between Pridnestrovie and Moldova. She again paid attention to inadmissibility of proposing for discussions issues about “certain political status of the republic” which were not coordinated by previously approved Agenda, and told about opinion expressed by President Yevgeny Shevchuk in the course of today's meeting with Radojko Bogojevic. “If someone really wants to introduce political issues about the status for discussion, he wants to cease negotiations”, she repeated the words of the President of the PMR. Nina Shtanski stressed the interest of the Pridnestrovian side in maintaining the dialogue at the negotiating table.

In the course of the briefing, participants touched upon the guarantees of fulfillment of agreements reached in the framework of the negotiation process. Nina Shtanski, in particular, reminded that during the previous two years Pridnestrovian side had tabled more than 40 initiatives, but many of the decisions adopted in their respect haven't been implemented so far. Radojko Bogojevic, in his turn, also expressed concern about this problem and proposed to start analyzing performance of documents which were agreed between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova at least over the past few years. 

Commenting on the dialogue, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office stressed openness of the discussion. “For me it is a good opportunity to get first-hand information, and maintain contacts with the two parties to the conflict. As a mediator, I will be impartial and will do the best I can to maintain dynamics of the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and Moldova”, Radojko Bogojevic concluded.