The first meeting of the PMR President with the Head of the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova this year took place at the presidential executive office. Vadim Krasnoselsky, welcoming Claus Neukirch, thanked the guest for the visit and expressed hope that in the coming year, unlike in 2020, the pandemic will not have a negative impact on the negotiation process. The PMR President emphasized that the life of the society should not be absolutely dependent on the circumstances associated with the spread of coronavirus. Vadim Krasnoselsky is sure that society should subdue the pandemic, and not adapt to it. He said that neither the coronavirus nor the electoral processes, which were often referred to last year as a justification for slowing down the negotiation process, should affect the implementation of existing agreements and the achievement of new ones. The PMR President spoke about the need to intensify the activities of working groups, as well as the format of the "Permanent Conference ..." in general. According to Vadim Krasnoselsky, the agenda should contain practical issues, but not slogans, appeals and empty promises. Vadim Krasnoselsky emphasized that politicians should work for results. His current interlocutor adheres to this position. Claus Neukirch noted that the OSCE's activities are aimed at solving practical problems. He noted the importance of direct dialogue with the participants in the negotiation process, highly appreciated the working conversation held the day before with the Head of the Foreign Ministry of Pridnestrovie (Vitaly Ignatiev is also participating in today's meeting), noted the readiness of the OSCE representatives for productive interaction, spoke about the expert (working) groups of "5 + 2" format meetings planned for the near future. The Head of the Mission spoke about likelihood of an imminent visit to Pridnestrovie by the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Thomas Mayer-Harting, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde, who is chairing the OSCE this year.
The participants in the meeting discussed a wide range of still topical issues on the negotiating agenda, the basis of which at the moment is the of Berlin Plus package agreements.