The Transnistrian ministry of foreign affairs has dismissed as not true the information, being distributed by some Moldovan mass media, that Transnistria has allegedly drawn up a “black list” and declared some Moldovan people of business as personae non gratae.
The foreign ministry stressed in its commentary that there exist no restrictive lists or special instructions concerning the European Business Association (EBA) of Moldova or other non-governmental organizations interacting with the business circles or civil society organizations of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
The ministry has assured that it has always rendered and shall be further rendering the whole scope of necessary assistance to foreign delegations – by acting within the MFA plenary powers and in conformity with the Transnistrian legislation.
The foreign ministry expressed satisfaction that the false media stories were promptly refuted by Moldova’s European Business Association, which has found itself in the center of “this media action”.
As already reported by Infotag, on Wednesday some Moldovan media distributed information that an access to the Transnistrian region had been closed to a whole number of Moldovan people of business, following a business forum organized in Chisinau and Tiraspol by the EBA. Among the so-called personae non gratae, the media mentioned Gas Natural Fenosa Moldova Chairperson Silvia Radu, Moldcell Director General Chiril Gaburici, senior managers from Sudzucker Moldova, Orhei-Vit, Efes-Vitanta, as well as Wolfgang Lerke – the Chairman of the Association of German People of Business in Moldova.
In late March, EBA representatives visited Tiraspol, where they signed an agreement on cooperation with the Transnistrian agency for investment and trade promotion. The meeting was attended some 40 economic agents from both Dniester River sides.