6 Sep 2018 15:39

Dodon, Transdniestrian leader meeting at Moldovan presidential residence

CHISINAU. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon is meeting with leader of the unrecognized Transdniestrian republic Vadim Krasnoselski at the presidential residence in Condrita, 30 kilometers away from Chisinau.

Krasnoselski's press service told Interfax the outcomes of the meeting would be reported in a statement for the press.

After exchanging greetings, the Moldovan president invited the Transdniestrian leader to walk around the territory surrounding the residence, the Transdniestrian presidential press service said.

"The two presidents are having a dialogue 'without ties' and without members of official delegations, accompanying persons and the media," it said.

At the same time, the press service said the delegation accompanying Krasnoselski at the meeting includes presidential chief of staff Sergei Belous, Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development Minister Sergei Obolonic, Foreign Minister Vitalie Ignatiev, and Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador-at-Large Ruslan Slobodeniuc.

The Moldovan delegation includes presidential advisor Pavel Voicu, economic and social development advisor Elena Gorelova, advisor on reintegration Vasilii Sova, and presidential office consultant Nicolai Tveatcov.

"The discussion at an official meeting between the delegations is expected to focus on aspects of support for a joint peacekeeping operation and urgent problems of the Dniester River's environmental condition," Krasnoselski's press service said.

Dodon and Krasnoselski have had three meetings since December 2016, when they took their offices. They first met in Bender in early January 2017, then in the Moldovan presidential residence in Holercani, on the bank of the Dniester River, on March 30, 2017, and then in Bender in April 2018.