The head of OSCE Mission in Moldova talked the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict with Serebrian

The Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, Oleg Serebrian, had a meeting with the Special Representative of the OSCE presidency for the Transnistrian settlement process, Thomas Mayr-Harting, accompanied by the head of the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova, Kelly Keiderling. The discussions focused on the current dynamics of the dialogue between Chisinau and Tiraspol, the interaction in the “1+1” formats, sectoral working groups and the Unified Control Commission.

The meeting also discussed the objective factors that make it impossible to relaunch activities in the “5+2” negotiation format and the Bavarian conferences to promote confidence-building measures.

The most important issues on the agenda, from Chisinau’s side, were evoked: free movement, farmers in the Dubăsari district, high schools/gymnasiums taught in Romanian, human rights, etc.

Oleg Serebrian mentioned that the current regional context requires the establishment of new dialogue platforms on the Transnistrian issue.


The approach regarding the need to synchronize the simultaneous implementation of the European integration and reintegration of the country was repeated.

“References were made to the challenges and crises manifested in the security, energy, economic sphere, the unstable situation in the perimeter of the Security Zone, highlighting the efforts undertaken to optimally manage these processes and avoid unwanted scenarios and to the extent that the atmosphere of peace and stability”, is announced in the Office’s statement.

The Deputy Prime Minister highlighted his willingness to participate in a new working meeting of political representatives and informed that “soon other meetings of sectoral working groups are planned, such as in the field of environmental protection”.

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