5+2 meeting focuses on resumption of official negotiations on the Transdniestrian settlement

Resumption of the official negotiations in the Transdniestrian settlement process was the focus of a 4-5 April informal meeting of the participants in the 5+2 Transdniestrian settlement process chaired by the Special Representative of the Lithuanian Chairman-in-Office of OSCE for protracted conflicts, Ambassador Giedrius Čekuolis.

The meeting also dealt with issues of freedom of movement between the two banks of the Nistru/ Dniestr river, guarantees in the negotiating process and a draft statute for the activities of the working groups on confidence building measure, shows the press-release of the OSCE Mission to Moldova.

Participants in the 5+2 format moved closer to a decision on the necessity of resuming of the functioning of the “Permanent Conference on Political Issues in the Framework of the Negotiating Process for Transdniestrian Settlement” with the assistance of the international community, the ultimate goal of which is a peaceful, just, and comprehensive settlement of the conflict in all its aspects.

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