The intensity of dialogue with Moldova in the negotiation process has been absolutely minimal for several months, and the prospects for resuming full-fledged negotiation process are dim. Deputy Foreign Minister of the PMR Alexander Stetsyuk announced this today in the course of online meeting of the parliamentary commission on foreign policy and international relations. According to him, the main reason is the presidential election campaign in Moldova and its consequences.
Alexander Stetsyuk emphasized that neither the former Moldovan political representative Cristina Lesnik, nor the new political representative Olga Cebotari, took practical steps to establish a dialogue. Not everything is smooth at the level of interaction of expert working groups. Pridnestrovian and Moldovan experts met, but it was not possible to work out models of any decisions this year.
Sweden will take over the chairmanship of the OSCE in 2021. In the near future, the priority of the PMR Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to extend the agreements on freight rail traffic and prevent the launch of the "second phase" of joint Moldovan-Ukrainian control at the Kuchurgan checkpoint on the Pridnestrovian-Ukrainian border from February 1, 2021.