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World Health Organization's team visits Transnistrian region, at Chisinau's request

18:09 | 06.05.2020 Category: Official

Chisinau, 6 May /MOLDPRES/ - Deputy Prime Minister Cristina Lesnic today had a discussion with Ombudsman Mihai Cotorobai. The two officials exchanged information on the latest developments in the field of observance of human rights in the Transnistrian region and opinions on the situation emerged in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

According to the Reintegration Policies Bureau, Cristina Lesnic informed that a team of the World Health Organization was on a strictly technical visit to the Transnistrian region today, at a request by Chisinau. The team will visit the medical and sanitary institutions and is to collect facts about the real situation on the spot in the crisis situation.   

At the same time, according to Cristina Lesnic, the Transnistrian region remains in self-isolation, hindering the free movement of people, setting new illegal posts and doubting the sustainability of the results achieved within the Berlin plus package. ‘’We will assess the situation and will systematize the lessons learned after the emergency state is over and will decide on the subsequent actions, which might be re-set,’’ Deputy PM for Reintegration Cristina Lesnic said.     

For his part, Ombudsman Mihai Cotorobai informed that he was preparing a report on the observance of human rights on the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on the dimension of the Transnistrian region. At the same time, he voiced content with the cooperation with the deputy prime minister for reintegration and the Reintegration Policies Bureau, including with the way of reaction to the notifications of the institution he represents and the visits to the territory.    

At the same time, the sides consulted about the willingness to summon a meeting of the working group for human rights in the near future.




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