Vadim Krasnoselsky Received US Permanent Representative to the OSCE


A meeting between PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky and Michael Carpenter, US Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, took place in the office of the PMR President. Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Kent D. Logsdon also took part in the working discussion.

After exchanging greetings, the interlocutors expressed their willingness for an open exchange of opinions on the entire spectrum of issues of common interest. They noted the complexity of the geopolitical situation in the world and around Transdniestria in particular. They stressed the importance of maintaining the negotiating formats and continuing the dialogue.

Vadim Krasnoselsky pointed out the role of the USA in the process of settling the Moldovan-Pridnestrovian relations. The head of state noted the negative impact of the prolonged stagnation of the 5+2 format on the dialogue and stressed the inadmissibility of the negotiations being paralyzed for a long time. The work of the Permanent Conference must continue at all available levels and platforms, believes Vadim Krasnoselsky. The rich negotiating agenda can be complemented by measures aimed at ensuring security, stability and de-escalation, the Pridnestrovian President stated. He noted that the so-called law on separatism did not add optimism regarding the establishment of relations. The document adopted in Moldova is a threat to the rights and freedoms of the Pridnestrovians and jeopardizes the negotiation process, Vadim Krasnoselsky believes.

The President spoke about his recent interaction with the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Bujar Osmani, noting the diplomat’s peaceful stance and his aim to keep the dialogue alive and give it impetus in order to resolve existing problems. This approach is close to Pridnestrovie which has traditionally favored the peaceful settlement of the conflict, Vadim Krasnoselsky said.

Speaking about the Pridnestrovian-Moldovan negotiating process, Michael Carpenter said that the USA supports the civilized dialogue in the traditional formats and will continue to contribute to normalizing the relations between Pridnestrovie and Moldova.

The American diplomat spoke about the meeting with public representatives dealing with socially important issues, including combating domestic violence. They talked about various humanitarian projects implemented with the OSCE’s assistance. The foreign guest paid attention to the assistance provided by the Pridnestrovians to refugees from Ukraine, stressing that he highly appreciated it.

Having discussed the issues of interest for both sides, the participants in the meeting agreed to maintain working contacts.