Moldova welcomes will to resume Transdniester talks

The Moldovan government has welcomed an agreement reached in Moscow today on the resumption, after five years, of official talks on resolving the conflict over the disputed Transdniester region.

Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Eugen Carpov, who headed Moldova’s delegation to the informal meeting in Moscow under the aegis of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said that today’s agreement constitutes a “substantial step forward.”

He said he expects the first official talks to be held before the end of this year.

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