11 Jan 2018 17:30

Transdniestria intends to declare right to int'l recognition at PACE - leader

TIRASPOL. Jan 11 (Interfax) - The self-proclaimed Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic should once again declare the fundamental principles of its independence at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in order to win international recognition, Transdniestrian President Vadim Krasnoselsky said at a meeting with parliamentary speaker Alexander Shcherba and Foreign Minister Vitaliy Ignatiev on Thursday.

Shcherba and Ignatiev will represent Transdniestria at a meeting of the PACE Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States in Paris on January 16.

"The PACE is a credible international forum. I want you to voice the principles of our independence once again. It's not the right time today to talk about a political dialogue, as neither Moldova nor Transdniestria is ready for this. What we should talk about now is specific issues whose resolution affects people's lives," the Transdniestrian presidential press service quoted Krasnoselsky as saying.

He called on Ignatiev and Shcherba to bring up the issue of Transdniestria's right to international recognition at the session.