The PMR President Held a Meeting with the US Delegation


The presidential executive office hosted a meeting of Vadim Krasnoselsky with the American delegation, headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for Central and Eastern Europe in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Robin Dunnigan. She was accompanied by US Charge d'Affaires in RM Laura Ruby and Political and Economic Counselor at the US Embassy Anna Margolis.

The purposes of the meeting were exceptionally informational. Robin Dunnigan has been in her current position for less than a month - since September 7 this year.

Welcoming the guests, Vadim Krasnoselsky expressed hope for mutually favorable communication and fruitful cooperation. The PMR President noted that bilateral Pridnestrovian-American contacts within various humanitarian projects are long-standing. The role of the United States is also important in the work of the Permanent Conference format, the PMR President noted (the United States is an observer within the “5+2” negotiations). Vadim Krasnoselsky emphasized his focus on a fruitful discussion and a reasoned exchange of views. The American diplomat, for her part, indicated that the country she represents supports the negotiation process and stands for its advancement.

Vadim Krasnoselsky recalled the stance of Pridnestrovie, based on the desire for open and productive dialogue. He noted that the current agenda for the Pridnestrovian side is clear and transparent. Its basis is the provisions prescribed in the Berlin+ package, supplemented by other aspects as a response to emerging realities and challenges. One of the most pressing problems today is the restriction of the free movement of vehicles with Pridnestrovian license plates. The PMR President stressed that he considers the fulfillment of the earlier assumed obligations by all participants to be the key to further successful negotiations. At the same time, according to Vadim Krasnoselsky, the position of the Moldovan side is vague and the statements made publicly are at odds with the case.

The PMR President informed the interlocutors that on September 29 he had sent a letter to the Head of the Moldovan State Maia Sandu and it was delivered to the addressee on September 30. In that letter, Vadim Krasnoselsky called on the President of the Republic of Moldova to dialogue and revitalize the negotiation process, ensuring its practical implementation. The letter describes in detail the problematic aspects of bilateral relations, the solution of which is urgent. Letters of a similar content were sent on behalf of the Chairman of the Government of the PMR Alexander Martynov to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Natalia Gavrilita, as well as signed by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the PMR Alexander Korshunov to his Moldovan counterpart, Speaker of the RM Parliament Igor Grosu. So far, there has been no reaction from the Moldovan side, Vadim Krasnoselsky stated in an interview with the American diplomat, noting that he still expects to revive the dialogue at various venues.