“I think that already this year we will be able to approach the solution of key problems [in the Transnistrian conflict settlement process]”, Transnistrian president Yevgeny Shevchuk stated on Wednesday here during his meeting with Ambassador Erwan Fouere, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transnistrian Settlement Process, commenting the animation taking place lately in the dialog between Tiraspol and Chisinau.
Shevchuk’s press service quoted him as saying that the agreement, signed between Tiraspol and Chisinau last Friday on resumption of railroad traffic via Transnistria, is a good sign and an indication that other questions in other spheres are soluble as well.
Yevgeny Shevchuk underscored also “an undoubted need for interaction with the external world, and with partners in Chisinau, Kiev and Moscow”.
In his turn, Erwan Fouere stressed that both the Transnistrian and Moldovan sides are demonstrating a desire to achieve concrete results in overcoming the difficulties that impede a normal economic life and deteriorate the living of rank and file citizens.
Also on Wednesday, Yevgeny Shevchuk met with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Jean-Claude Mignon and stated that Transnistria is an inseparable part of the European continent, and that “We are interested in having peace on the Dniester River be fixed with an appropriate conflict-settlement formula. We believe that it is only in a dialog that we will be understood and will be able to achieve compromises with Moldova as well as with Ukraine”.
Jean-Claude Mignon said that politicians both in Moldova and Transnistria are now placing citizens’ welfare above everything.