OSCE Secretary: Negotiations on Transnistrian conflict are on the positive track
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) believes that the crisis in Transnistria lasts too long already, but the things have improved a lot. In an interview given to Russia’s RIA NOVOSTI news agency, the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said in the past fall that they managed to overcome a stupor which did not give a course to negotiations during six years.
“There have passed two meetings on which sides have started to speak about specific things - resuming the railway communication and opening of bridges,” the OSCE official said.
According to him, the leadership change in Transnistria is a positive thing and such a move has created a more suitable environment for talks.
“We have not reached great achievements yet, but we see mechanisms which start over again to be functional,” Mr. Zannier said.
OSCE is quite optimistic about the settlement of the conflict. They see positive developments in the region.
“There is a positive attitude on both sides on attempts to move to progress,” OSCE official told RIA NOVOSTI.
On June 25, 2012, OSCE organized the Security Days discussing about the new approaches to arms control, resolving protracted conflicts and promoting reconciliation as grounds for strengthening security. OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier was at the conference talking about the issues and answering the questions of the press.