Meetings and Visits

 
05/08/22

On May 6, Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev received the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation led by Roman Machover. First Deputy Chairman of the Pridnestrovian Republican Bank Alexei Melnik also took part in the meeting.

The meeting was held as part of a working visit by an ICRC mission aimed at addressing the technical aspects of aid to Ukrainian refugees and residents of Pridnestrovie.

 
05/06/22

A videoconference meeting between the Pridnestrovian and Moldovan experts on the import of medicines took place today, involving representatives of pharmaceutical companies from Pridnestrovie. The session was also attended by representatives of the mediators in the negotiation process and the WHO delegation in Moldova.

The meeting was initiated amid the continuing administrative barriers and constraints in the delivery through the territory of Moldova of vital and socially important medication intended for the population and health facilities of Pridnestrovie.

 
05/04/22

The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitaly Ignatiev and Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Thomas Mayr-Harting. The meeting was attended by Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Artur Dmochowski, Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Claus Neukirch and the OSCE CiO Coordinator for the Pridnestrovian Settlement Marek Calka.

 
04/26/22

Today, the Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and the head of the OSCE Mission Claus Neukirch.

The interlocutors focused on Moldova’s blocking of deliveries of vital goods to Pridnestrovie. First of all, medical products, fertilizers and foodstuffs were referred to. Vitaly Ignatiev negatively assessed today’s statement by the Moldovan government as a self-exposure of the use of the blockade tools for the purpose of political pressure on Pridnestrovie.

 
04/22/22

On April 20, an online discussion of expert (working) groups on transport and road infrastructure development was held. Proposals to convene this meeting were repeatedly voiced by the Pridnestrovian side since last December (the previous one took place on September 24, 2021), but were consistently ignored by the Moldovan side.

 
04/12/22

On April 7, a meeting of expert (working) groups of Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova on customs cooperation was held upon the initiative of the Pridnestrovian side. 

 
04/12/22

A meeting of Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev with a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross headed by Francois Muniz was held at the Foreign Ministry. The event was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Social Protection and Labor and the Ministry of Health.

The meeting took place within the working visit of the ICRC delegation to study the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian refugees and residents of Pridnestrovie in the current regional situation.

 
04/08/22

Today, a meeting of political representatives from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova was held at the office of the OSCE Mission in Chisinau specifically to address the problem of importing medications. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Pridnestrovian Pharmacists Association, the Health Ministry and a number of Pridnestrovian companies importing pharmaceutical products, as well as mediators and observers in the negotiation process.

 
03/28/22

A meeting of political representatives from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova Vitaly Ignatiev and Oleg Serebrian took place today at the office of the OSCE Mission in Tiraspol.

 
03/18/22

On March 17, a meeting of expert (working) groups on education from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova was held via video link.

The parties reviewed certain aspects of the functioning of protocol decisions in the field of education signed in November 2017. A stable positive state of affairs in the work of Romanian-language schools located in Pridnestrovie was noted. At the same time, a number of remaining difficulties in the use of apostilled diplomas abroad was again brought to the attention of the Moldovan side.

 
03/12/22

Today, experts of Pridnestrovie and Moldova on regulatory and document support of citizens held a regular meeting via videoconference.

In the course of communication, the experts discussed previously submitted proposals on a mechanism for the bilateral exchange of information through civil registration authorities and archival services in order to resolve the numerous problems faced by citizens when processing documents.

The Pridnestrovian side proposed to record the specified mechanism of interdepartmental interaction as a Protocol decision.

 
03/01/22

Vitaly Ignatiev and Oleg Serebrian met in the OSCE Mission office in Chisinau in the presence of representatives of mediators and observers.

As part of the communication, the parties exchanged up-to-date information on the situation with refugees from Ukraine arriving in Pridnestrovie and Moldova, their accommodation and conditions of stay in the territories of the parties.

 
02/26/22

The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Artur Dmochowski. The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Moldova Bartlomiej Zdaniuk, Head of the OSCE Mission in Moldova Claus Neukirch and Coordinator for the Pridnestrovian settlement of the OSCE DP Marek Calka.

 
02/19/22

A meeting in the 1+1 format between Vitaly Ignatiev and Oleg Serebrian took place in the OSCE Mission office in Tiraspol, in the presence of representatives of mediators and observers.

During the meeting, political representatives discussed pressing matters of priority that form the current agenda of the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian dialogue. In particular, the problems of unduly detained goods, including the Pridnestrovian-type car plate blanks and portable radios, as well as delivery to Pridnestrovie of specific drugs for people with cancer were addressed.

 
02/11/22

Today, Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev met with Charge d’Affaires of the United States in Moldova Laura Hruby via video link.

The diplomats discussed possible contacts at the level of the new U.S. Ambassador, as well as the results of the visit to Pridnestrovie by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office’s Special Representative Thomas Mayr-Harting.

 
02/08/22

Today, political representatives from Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova Vitaly Ignatiev and Oleg Serebrian held a meeting via video link.

During the discussion, the Pridnestrovian side outlined a broad list of pressing problematic aspects that have accumulated in relations between the parties in various fields.

 
02/06/22

An online meeting between environmental field experts took place today.

In the course of the dialogue, the Moldovan side took the initiative to improve the data exchange mechanism between the competent authorities of the sides on atmospheric air pollution, spillway parameters of the Dubossary hydroelectric power plant and other environmental aspects characterizing the state of the environment.

 
02/05/22

The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev with Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Thomas Mayr-Harting. The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Moldova Bartlomiej Zdaniuk and Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Claus Neukirch.

 
01/22/22

Today, the Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev with the Head of the OSCE Mission Klaus Neukirch.

 
12/14/21

The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev with a delegation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic consisting of the Head of the Government Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Arayik Lazaryan and the Secretary General of the Chief of Staff at the Foreign Ministry Semen Afiyan. The delegates arrived in Pridnestrovie as international observers for the presidential elections of the PMR, which are scheduled for December 12 this year.

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