Members of official delegations joined the discussion at the end of the first part of the meeting of the leaders of Pridnestrovian and Moldovan states that was held in a face-to-face format. The conversation continued at a round table in the conference room of the residence of the President of the Republic of Moldova. Welcoming the interlocutors, Igor Dodon noted that he was pleased to continue the dialogue that began two and a half years ago. He recalled that this is the sixth meeting with Vadim Krasnoselsky. According to the President of the Republic of Moldova, a lot has been achieved during the negotiation process over the past period. At the same time, unresolved issues remained, and new ones appear, said Igor Dodon. He outlined the intention of the Moldovan side to take measures to address them. The purpose of today's meeting, according to the Head of the Moldavian state, is a detailed discussion of current issues on the negotiation agenda, elaboration of the aspects associated with the non-signing of the protocol in Bratislava and preparation for the upcoming meeting of the 5 + 2 format in Bavaria.
Vadim Krasnoselsky, for his part, drew attention to the slowdown in the activity of the negotiation process, which is observed in the period after the previous meeting held in December 2018. He recalled that not only the number of meetings in the 1 + 1 format (29 in the past year, three in the current year), but also in the meetings of expert (working) groups (85 in 2018, in 2019 - 20), Vadim Krasnoselsky assigns an important role to whose activities. The PMR President called the influence of political processes taking place in Moldova as possible reasons for the stagnation of negotiations. Vadim Krasnoselsky outlined the readiness of the Pridnestrovian side for a constructive dialogue in all relevant areas.
Each of the parties prepared a list of issues that it considers appropriate to discuss during the meeting. Pridnestrovian leadership supports the priority solution of problems of a humanitarian and socio-economic nature that affect the lives of citizens. The agenda includes topics for discussion over many years, as well as new issues that have appeared in connection with emerging realities. Among the issues discussed are telecommunications, politically motivated criminal cases, problems of the banking sector, land in the Dubossary district. Particular attention will be paid to areas in which they did not come to a consensus during the Bratislava meeting in the first half of October.
The parties announced their readiness for discussion on all relevant issues.