Vadim Krasnoselsky Held a Meeting with the Swedish Ambassador Katarina Fried


A group of diplomats headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova Katarina Fried arrived in Tiraspol. The delegation was received by the Head of the Pridnestrovian state Vadim Krasnoselsky. The meeting was held in the conversation room of the PMR President Administration. Officially, it is considered introductory, since Katarina Fried is in the Pridnestrovian capital and directly communicates with the head of the country as the head of a foreign embassyfor the first time. Meanwhile, the first meeting with the diplomat took place two weeks earlier: Katarina Fried was introduced to Vadim Krasnoselsky in Bendery on September 14; she was part of the European delegation, accompanying the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Thomas Mayr-Harting. That’s when the bilateral meeting was scheduled. Its purpose is a detailed acquaintance of the Swedish diplomat with the current Moldovan-Pridnestrovian negotiation process, agenda and position of the Pridnestrovian side. Another important task for the foreign ambassador is the preparation of the upcoming visit to Pridnestrovie by Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, who currently chairs the OSCE.

Vadim Krasnoselsky noted that he counts on the Swedish chairmanship potency and effectiveness. He stressed Tiraspol’s willingness to pursue productive discussion and transparency of the position of the Pridnestrovian side on all issues of the negotiating agenda. Discussing the problems of restricting the movement freedom of Pridnestrovian citizens, the President noted that he considers the selective approach to issues related to the participation of all categories of PMR transport in international traffic discriminatory, and therefore unacceptable.

The interlocutors discussed in detail all aspects of mutual interest, exchanged views and proposals, outlined a plan for the upcoming meeting with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and subsequent events, planned to be held within the framework of the Permanent Meeting format.