Following the meeting with the delegation of the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev and Wolf Dietrich Heim answered journalists’ questions.
The diplomat visited Pridnestrovie for the first time in the framework of the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship.
The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev with the OSCE delegation headed by the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Wolf Dietrich Heim. The meeting was also attended by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Michael Scanlan.
The Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting of Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev with Alexander Vataman, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Abkhazia in the PMR.
Welcoming the interlocutor, Vitaly Ignatiev appreciated the interaction with the Official Representation of the Republic of Abkhazia, noting traditional interest of Pridnestrovie in intensifying contacts with Abkhazia in all areas.
The Foreign Ministry held a meeting of Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Vitaly Ignatiev with a delegation of the Republic of Austria and of the OSCE Mission to Moldova. In particular, the delegation included Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Moldova Christine Freilinger and Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Stephen Young.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovie has taken note of the Statement of the Ministerial Council of the OSCE participating States concerning the negotiations on the Pridnestrovian settlement, adopted in Hamburg on 8-9 December 2016.
We consider another declaration of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the OSCE participating States as an abstract document, which has no direct relation to the negotiation process between Pridnestrovie and the Republic of Moldova.
President Yevgeny Shevchuk received Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitaly Ignatiev. The Foreign Minister reported on the new unilateral actions by the Republic of Moldova aimed at creating additional difficulties for the Pridnestrovian economic agents.
Breakaway republics fascinate me. It’s a story of how a section of a country feels so strongly that they aren’t part of that country that they pull away, but don’t manage to separate completely. Some of these countries eventually gain independence, others don’t ever really intend to get it, and still others remain in limbo, part and yet not part of the host country.