OSCE official visited Moldova’s 2nd largest city of Balti
The Transnistrian conflict resolution was a topic debated on Thursday in Moldova’s second largest city of Balti, which is located in the northern part of the country. The Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova Jennifer Brush met with members of the municipal government, Municipal Council deputies and representatives of ethnic minority communities.
According to an OSCE press release, the officials talked about the issues related to human rights, national minorities, as well as the administrative decentralization and economic development in Moldova in the context of the political settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. Jennifer Brush had talks with the Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish community representatives.
“Balti is an important hub for Moldova, not only for its economic activity, but also because of its multicultural and multi-linguistic identity,” Jennifer Brush said.
“The OSCE stands ready to continue helping Moldova to implement the reforms to bring more prosperity to the country. Following Council of Europe and European Union recommendations, greater decentralization of Moldova is a prerequisite for European integration” the OSCE official said.
Balti is the second most important economic hub in Moldova. Some important foreign investments are based in Balti in the Free Economic Zone.Moldova.ORG