6 Sep 2018 17:18

Moldovan president praises more intensive dialogue with Transdniestrian leader

CHISINAU. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon has welcomed increasingly more intensive negotiations on settling the problem of Transdniestria.

Dodon pointed out at a meeting with Transdniestrian leader Vadim Krasnoselski at the Moldovan presidential residence in Condrita on Thursday that this had been the fourth meeting between them over the previous year and a half, Krasnoselski's press service said.

"The steps the parties have taken to accommodate each other have created preconditions for resolving numerous problems facing the people on both banks of the Dniester River," Dodon said.

Krasnoselski thanked Dodon for organizing the meeting, saying that he positively viewed the dialogue developing between the parties. "Transdniestria's position consists in resolving issues urgent for the citizens of Transdniestria and Moldova. The practical implementation of the agreements is also fundamental. A lot of pressing issues have piled up before today's meeting, which we have to resolve through a dialogue," Krasnoselski said.

The Transdniestrian leader's press service said Krasnoselski and Dodon discussed issues concerning them tete-a-tete. "An hour-long conversation during a walk around the forest surrounding the suburban residence passed in an informal atmosphere and without cameras," it said.

"The parties continued their communication inside the residence itself. The other members of the official delegations joined the conversation," it said.