The President of the PMR Evgeny Shevchuk Received UN Resident Coordinator

The President of the PMR Evgeny Shevchuk Received UN Resident Coordinator

As reported by the press service of the President of the PMR, today Head of state Yevgeny Shevchuk received UN Resident Coordinator, representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Nicola Harrington-Buhay was appointed to this post in September 2012. The Pridnestrovian side was also represented by Deputy Chairman of the Government for International Cooperation – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR Nina Shtanski.

E. Shevchuk: We are glad to welcome You in the capital of Pridnestrovie. I would like to notice that we are ready for interaction with the representatives of the UN and support further fortification and development of our cooperation.

We think that political non-settlement must not impede solving of people's problems. The value of human life is indisputable that is why it is necessary to work on improvement of living conditions of our citizens. We are concerned with the attempts to connect political aspects with elementary conditions of life.

Serious economical difficulties exist in the life of the Republic. When they are mixed with political problems it is difficult to form appropriate living conditions in different spheres, in particular in healthcare, in education. Undoubtedly we are glad that we have the possibility to contact with the representatives of authoritative international organizations like the UN in order to solve the part of these problems together.

N. Harrington-Buhay: I am the representative of United Nations Development Programme which actively works here. I came here to study the situation. A number of UN agencies work here on different projects. We wish our cooperation to be even closer. We would like to expand the scale of the work in order to create conditions for improvement of the life of the people in more active manner.

Yevgeny Shevchuk informed Nicola Harrington-Buhay on certain aspects of socio-economical situation in the Republic. During the meeting the interlocutors touched upon the problems of educational system, of healthcare, of employment of population. The President of Pridnestrovie and UN Resident Coordinator exchanged the opinions on the methods of improvement of living conditions of people living on the territory of our country. At the end of the meeting the sides marked the constructive atmosphere of communication.