The second round of “5+2” negotiations from Dublin ended
The second round of negotiations in “5+2” format have successfully ended today in Dublin. The Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore expressed his gratitude towards the talks held on the Transnistrian settlement.
“I am encouraged by the constructive approach shown here in Dublin, and I urge the participants to build on this to finalize agreement on the principles and procedures for the conduct of negotiations as soon as possible,” said the Eamon Gilmore, OSCE Chairperson.
He added that such an environment would enable the “5+2” to move forward on more substantial issues with a view towards a comprehensive resolution of the Transnistrian conflict.
Eurgen Carpov and Nina Shtanski are the officials which represented Moldova at the negotiation session. According to a press release of the Government, the Moldovan delegation addressed the participants to create a peaceful environment for some commemorating events which are due to be organized on March 2, 2012.
According to the OSCE’s press release, the next round of “5+2” negotiations are scheduled to take place in Vienna in April.
The “5+2” negotiation format includes officials of the parts involved in the conflict, mediators and observers – Moldova, Transnistria, the OSCE, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union. Official negotiations were resumed in November 2011 following a stalemate of six years.