Iurie Leanca, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, has denied a rumor that German Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to visit Chisinau in August to propose a solution for the Transnistrian conflict settlement via Moldova’s federalization.
At a press conference in Bucharest (Romania), Leanca said that talks about the federalization have nothing in common with plans Moldova intends to implement together with German partners.
“The German Chancellor’s visit is a sign of support of our efforts on the Europeanization path. We have succeeded in persuading Germans that all problems, including the Transnistrian conflict, may be solved in the context of the country’s Europeanization. Besides, the visit shows intensification of relations between Berlin and Chisinau, as well as German politicians’ interest in Moldova”, he said.
According to the minister, the European Union does not demand settling the Transnistrian conflict for negotiations on Moldova’s accession to the EU.
“A visa-free regime and Transnistrian conflict settlement are not interconnected. We must ensure the security of identity documents issued in the left Dniester riverbank. Together with Brussels, we succeeded in finding a solution for the problem”, the official said.