23 Mar 2023 20:03

Chisinau states commitment to peaceful settlement of Transdniestria conflict

CHISINAU. March 23 (Interfax) - Moldova will continue efforts to settle the conflict in the Transdniestrian region peacefully, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Oleg Serebrian told a Polish delegation of politicians and civil rights activists on Thursday.

"Moldova will continue the Transdniestria conflict peaceful settlement process, provided our country's strategic goal of European integration remains," Serebrian was quoted by the government's reintegration bureau as saying.

"Serebrian reported the latest developments in the Transdniestria settlement process, stressing the need to achieve the goals of Transdniestrian demilitarization and democratization for the further reintegration of the country," the statement said.

The issue was discussed yesterday at Serebrian's meeting with Russian special representative for Transdniestria negotiations Vitaly Tryapitsyn and Russian Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Alexander Lukashevich. "During the dialogue, [the sides] noted the need to avoid unnecessary sources of tension, create an atmosphere of security and predictability, and stop making claims sowing uncertainty and panic in society. Tiraspol must agree to the constructive dialogue aimed at the country's reintegration, solving the economic and social problems of its citizens, and restoring the rule of law on the left bank of Dniester," Serebrian said.