Pridnestrovian delegation holds a working meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry


Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev and Co-Chairman of the Joint Control Commission from Pridnestrovie Oleg Belyakov had a working meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with Director of the Second CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrei Rudenko and Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Gubarev. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director of the Second CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vitaly Tryapitsyn.

There was a broad exchange of views on the current situation around Pridnestrovie. Particular attention was paid to the functioning of the joint peacekeeping operation and the activities of the Joint Control Commission. The sides discussed the situation in the Security Zone, which has recently worsened due to a number of incidents, including unsanctioned flights of a Romanian aircraft in the airspace of the PMR in violation of the existing rules.

The Co-chairman of the JCC from Pridnestrovie expressed his vision of topical issues in the field of peacekeeping, as well as outlined a number of proposals that could contribute to the normalization of the situation in the Security Zone.

The two sides agreed about the high stabilizing role of the peacekeeping mission in the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian conflict settlement process and inadmissibility of any unilateral actions that complicate the implementation of peacekeeping tasks and create tension in the relations of the parties.

Special attention during the discussion was paid to the relevant aspects of the current state of the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and Moldova. In particular, the diplomats exchanged views on the results of the recent visit to Tiraspol made by Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Cord Hinrich Meier-Klodt, and also expressed disappointment at the dynamics of interaction between the parties at the level of expert (working) groups. In this context, the meeting noted the lack of substantive content of the work at the different levels of the dialogue because the Moldovan side continues to sabotage the substantive collaboration on developing and agreeing the solutions to a number of topical issues.

In the context of the prospects of the possible 5+2 meeting in the conditions of permanent complex situation in the relations between the parties Vitaly Ignatiev emphasized the positive potential to normalize dialogue in the framework of the “Permanent Conference ...” provided in the Russian Federation's initiative in the form of “non paper”.

At the end of the meeting the sides agreed to continue an active political and diplomatic interaction across the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.