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Political representatives in negotiation process for Transnistrian settlement had working meeting

16:19 | 16.08.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, August 16 /MOLDPRES/- According to the agreed agenda, on August 16, 2022, online working meeting of political representatives in the negotiation process for the Transnistrian settlement was organized from Chisinau, Oleg Serebrian, and from Tiraspol, Vitalii Ignatiev, which was attended by delegates of the participants in the 5+2 negotiation format, the Reintegration Office has reported.

The agenda of the discussions included the dynamics of the meetings and the activities carried out in the sectoral working groups that convened in 10 meetings this year, and it was agreed that in the near future the experts from the field of telecommunications, education, health care, agriculture would be brought together in new meetings and environmental protection.

The main negotiator from Chisinau highlighted the need for the resumption of the educational process in Romanian-language schools under favorable conditions, the exclusion of deadlines and inadmissible preconditions for ensuring uninterrupted access to agricultural lands in the Dubăsari district, the elimination of unjustified obstacles to free movement in /from the Transnistrian region for all categories of citizens, without managing lists of undesirable persons from Tiraspol, rational use of water resources from the Dniester River, avoiding giving exaggerated political connotations to technical issues.

Also, concern was expressed in relation to the difficulties faced in the last period of time by the residents of the perimeter of the Security Zone, including in the Dubăsari district, with barriers/restrictions encountered when transporting different categories of strictly necessary goods, detailed checks of the documents and means of transport, detention for long periods of time when passing through the so-called unauthorized checkpoints of Tiraspol, being requested to remove as soon as possible these impediments that unnecessarily complicate the lives of citizens.

The topic of the import of medicines and phytosanitary preparations by economic agents in the region was touched by Tiraspol, who was reminded that these imports are carried out according to the rigors of the regulatory framework in force and are not intentionally invented requirements that go beyond international standards and of the European Union, harmonized by the Republic of Moldova, specifying that the finalization and implementation of the unique nomenclature and the exclusion of parallel approaches will contribute to the sustainable solution of the problem.

The political representative from Tiraspol brought back to the discussion the alleged difficulties encountered in the banking sphere and showed himself disturbed by the mechanism put in place from August 1st, regarding the completion of the notification-allowing procedure to cross the state border of the Republic of Moldova for persons with positions of responsibility from the region that carries out business trips.

For his part, the political representative from Chisinau recalled the need to comply with the rigors prescribed by the national legislation in force and in the provisions of the Commission for Exceptional Situations, to depoliticize the activity aimed at the activity of law enforcement bodies, to ensure the implementation in good faith of previously assumed commitments, to raise awareness the complex regional situation and the current risks, ensuring a plenary free movement in the region and similar to the approaches shown by the competent authorities of the Republic of Moldova in relation to the inhabitants of the Transnistrian region of the country, avoiding scenarios of escalation and tension of the situation.

The main negotiators agreed that they will continue to maintain an active dialogue focused on solving existing problems in the interest of citizens on both banks of the Dniester.

Photo: Reintegration Office



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