Vadim Krasnoselsky met with Сlaus Neukirch at the presidential executive office. The PMR Foreign Minister Vitaly Ignatiev and the Adviser to the PMR President on foreign policy Ruslan Slobodenyuk took part in the working discussion.
One of the main topics of the conversation was the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and Moldova that is losing momentum, according to Vadim Krasnoselsky. The PMR President called stagnation the current state of affairs in this sphere. He noted with regret that in addition to the lack of progress in solving new problems, the agreements reached earlier are not being implemented. Moreover, even successfully launched mechanisms are losing momentum. An example is the issuance of neutral license plates. Moldova unilaterally withdrew from the agreement on the vehicle registration points, arguing this decision by the alleged non-extension of the relevant law. The PMR President called this argument doubtful, and the approach of the Moldovan side to the solution of urgent issues for citizens was not serious. Vadim Krasnoselsky noted the inadmissibility of a situation when political interests are put at the forefront, and not social and humanitarian aspects. Vadim Krasnoselsky also mentioned the electoral processes that are constantly taking place in the neighboring republic and are used on a systematic basis as an explanation for the inaction of the Moldovan negotiators or the inconsistency of their decisions.
The Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova noted in turn that he is interested in the assessment of the negotiation process after the next meeting of the Presidents of Pridnestrovie and Moldova. Сlaus Neukirch emphasized that as a representative of the OSCE, he is focused on working for a practical result. According to him, the possibility of holding a meeting of participants in the "5 + 2" format in the near future is being discussed. The European diplomat emphasized that he understands and shares the concern of the Pridnestrovians in connection with the failure of Moldova to fulfill a number of obligations, in particular, on the situation with the vehicle registration points.
The interlocutors touched upon the topic of the pandemic. Vadim Krasnoselsky informed the interlocutor about the increase in morbidity among Pridnestrovians, noting that the situation in the PMR is much better than in Moldova. At the same time, according to internal statistics, approximately 80% of PMR citizens infected with COVID-19 came into contact with carriers of the virus from Moldova. Vadim Krasnoselsky said that if the situation deteriorates, Pridnestrovie will be forced to increase the number of quarantine posts on the Pridnestrovian border again. In addition, the PMR President considers that Moldova needs additional attention from the WHO and the provision of advisory and methodological assistance to it in countering the spread of the virus.
The interlocutors discussed other issues of interest to the parties.