PMR President Met with U.S. Embassy Delegation


PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky met with representatives of the U.S. Embassy in the office of the Pridnestrovian head of state. The delegation arrived in Tiraspol and was headed by U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Kent D. Logsdon. From the Pridnestrovian side PMR Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev also joined the discussion.

The interlocutors noted that the previous meeting was held in July of this year. However, according to Vadim Krasnoselsky, there are no improvements in most of the problematic aspects that were discussed at that time. The negotiation process is still in a state of stagnation. The PMR President called Moldova’s actions in the energy sector, in respecting the rights of citizens to free movement and in economic relations inadequate and creating unfavorable conditions for the negotiations.

“Despite Moldova’s destructive actions, we adhere to the principles of dialogue and a peaceful position. However much we may be provoked to retaliate, Pridnestrovie has no desire to respond in a symmetrical way,” Vadim Krasnoselsky stressed. He also drew attention to the fact that the Moldovan politicians are not consistent in their actions, while one can see a carte blanche to aggravate the situation. The head of the Pridnestrovian state marked the importance of holding negotiations with all representatives of the 5+2 format to prevent escalation, especially today, in the complex geopolitical environment.

The American diplomat, in turn, stated his willingness and readiness to discuss a wide range of issues of concern to both sides, and encouraged the continuation and intensification of the dialogue. Kent D. Logsdon conveyed his plans to visit the Pridnestrovian State University, in particular the Center for English Language and American Culture established at PSU in 2013. The Ambassador praised the infrastructural changes of the university, and said that previously he had been able to assess only the external renovation, but today he would see the interior transformations of the university after a major repair.

Following the detailed exchange of views on pressing issues, the participants of the meeting agreed to continue interaction and maintain contacts in the regular course of work.