Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Cristina Lesnic during the talk show “Fabrika” on Publika TV said that in 2019 she aims to make progress in all the three “baskets” of discussions with the Transnistrian region, including the security area and the political solution, IPN reports.
Cristina Lesnic also said she would like a compromise to be reached as regards the ammunitions store in Cobasna. “Given that the regional threats and security changed a lot, this store is a real threat both to the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine,” she stated.
As regards the human rights, Cristina Lesnic noted they aim to discuss the access of NGOs to the Transnistrian region, the free movement of officials, economic security and information security.
In 2019 the strategy that will be used by Moldova in the Transnistrian conflict settlement talks in the 5+2 format will include the concomitant addressing of the problems from all the three “baskets” that were agreed by the members of the format, including the political one.
The statement on this strategy was supported at the recent meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Milan. Starting with 2012, the organizational basis of the functioning of the 5+2 format envisions the negotiation of three so-called baskets that include such issues as:
– social and economic issues with such important directions as the people’s free movement, customs procedures, problems of the banking, health and education sectors;
– legal affairs issues, humanitarian and human rights;
– comprehensive political settlement, including institutional, political and security issues.
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