PMR’s MFA hosted a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany Julia Monar


Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to RM Julia Monar, who paid her first visit to Pridnestrovie.

The interlocutors discussed a wide range of issues of Pridnestrovie-Germany bilateral cooperation, as well as of the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova. 

Commenting on some fundamental aspects of the current situation in relations of Pridnestrovie and Moldova, Vitaly Ignatiev noted that the German OSCE Chairmanship has gained certain achievements on track of the negotiation process, so, in particular, a regular round of the “Permanent Conference” was held after a sustained pause. At the same time the Head of the PMR’s MFA stressed that one could not facilitate the Berlin progress further due to the non-constructive stance of the Moldovan side and RM’s steps to block timely and responsible execution of the Berlin Protocol provisions.     

The Head of the Foreign Ministry reminded that despite numerous initiatives of Pridnestrovie both in the past and this year, a new meeting in the 5+2 format has not yet taken place and, thus, an unreasonable pause in the negotiation process continues. According to the diplomat, for this reason, the situation in relations of the parties remains that, on the one hand, it does not allow to overcome piled-up contradictions, and on the other hand it creates preconditions for Kishinev’s prolongation of pressure on Pridnestrovie.

In this regard, Vitaly Ignatiev emphasized that the current issues on the negotiating table directly affect the interests of the population of Pridnestrovie, and the unresolved issues lead to a further decline in the well-being of the Pridnestrovians. In this context, he mentioned existing restrictions in the field of freedom of movement, road transport, education and telecommunications, noting that for all of these issues there are compromise draft resolutions prepared by the Pridnestrovian side, which are blocked by the Republic of Moldova. According to the diplomat, overcoming this crisis is complicated due to absence of the “Permanent Conference...” meetings.

Continuing the dialogue, Vitaly Ignatiev expressed confidence that Germany, which traditionally pays substantial attention to the situation in the regional space and in the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and Moldova, is able to make a positive contribution to intensifying the compromise dialogue of the parties at all levels of negotiations.

The interlocutors also discussed the prospects for a number of joint projects in the social and humanitarian sphere, expressing readiness to maintain direct contacts on a wide range of issues of mutual interest.