Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, Oleg Serebrian, undertook a working visit from September 13 to 15 in Brussels, during which he had a series of meetings with officials from the institutions of the European Union. During the meetings, the socio-political situation in the Eastern regions of the Republic of Moldova was discussed.
Deputy Prime Minister Serebrian was requested to participate in the Political and Security Committee, moderated by Ambassador Delphine Pronk, the Committee’s President.
The Deputy Prime Minister gave a presentation on the current situation in the eastern regions of the Republic of Moldova, followed by a round of comments and a question-and-answer session.
European officials and ambassadors of EU countries present at the event were briefed on the activities of the negotiation formats regarding the Transnistrian settlement and the government’s priorities in promoting the country’s reintegration policies and achieving the goal of resolving the Transnistrian conflict while respecting the country’s territorial integrity.
The significant role of the EU in the context of the Republic of Moldova’s progress toward pre-accession stages was emphasized, with a note that progress in the European integration process will directly contribute to the advancement of the country’s reintegration process, the restoration of a unified national space, sustainable development of the country, and the prosperity of residents on both banks of the Dniester River.
During the meetings, Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Serebrian stressed the importance of maintaining dialogue with EU institutions to accelerate the Transnistrian settlement process. EU officials applauded the way Moldovan authorities have handled this dossier in the complicated regional context resulting from Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, expressing their readiness to continue supporting Chisinau in its reintegration efforts.
During the visit, Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Serebrian was accompanied by the head of the Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union, Ambassador Daniela Morari, and the head of the Reintegration Policy Bureau, Alin Gvidiani.