"We discussed very important problems for us and we appreciate the progress made at meetings of five-plus-two working groups," President Nicolae Timofti has said after a meeting with Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Lamberto Zannier.
The president also said that he praises the resumption of the railway traffic through the Transnistrian region and "other measures that have been recently undertaken, which give us hope that we will thus reach the expected final." "We appreciate very much the role played by the OSCE under the chairmanship of Ireland, and we hope that the taking over of the organization's chairmanship by Ukraine will be favourable for the dialogue."
"I came here just in them moment when I was noticing moves in the process of negotiations, which have been frozen for more years," OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier said for his part. "We have an agreement on procedures of negotiations, that will allow us moving towards substantial issues," the high official said.
Lamberto Zannier emphasized that progress is made in the implementation of confidence-building measures. "Concrete things are done in concrete sectors, from which ordinary people may benefit," Lamberto Zannier said.
Following the today's meetings with Chisinau officials, the OSCE secretary-general will go to Tiraspol to meet leaders of the Transnistrian region.
The visit by the OSCE officials comes after Prime Minister Vlad Filat and the Tiraspol leader participated in an international conference on the Transnistrian issue, held in Germany in June 2012, and a visit to monasteries from the Mountain Athos by the Vlad Filat and the Transnistrian leader, accompanied by Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova Vladimir, on 15 July. In Vienna on 13 July, representatives of the conflicting sides, as well as of mediators and observers committed to observe an agreement on procedures in the negotiating process and an agenda.Moldpres