Moldovan deputy premier attends 28th OSCE Ministerial Council
12:43 | 03.12.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 3 Dec. / MOLDPRES /- Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration attended the 28th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the MAEIE press service has reported.
Foreign ministers of 57 participating states discussed the security developments that have taken place this year in the OSCE area, as well as current issues on the Organization's agenda.
In his speech, Popescu paid special attention to resolving the Transnistrian conflict.
"In particular, we have emphasized the determination of the authorities to continue their efforts to identify a comprehensive settlement of the conflict based on respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders," he said.
At the same time, the official expressed concern over the alarming situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Transnistrian region, calling on the OSCE community, in particular the 5 + 2 mediators and observers, to step up their efforts to ensure the protection of human rights. the Transnistrian region, paying due attention to the situation of Latin-speaking schools in the Transnistrian region.
"I appreciated the reconfirmation in the OSCE Ministerial Declaration on the 5 + 2 negotiations of the central elements of the regulatory process, which confirms the existence of an international consensus on the parameters for resolving the Transnistrian conflict," he said.
Also, in his speech, Popescu reiterated the consistent position of the country on the need to fully withdraw Russian ammunition and troops from the territory of the Republic of Moldova in accordance with the principles of international law and constitutional provisions of Moldova.
On the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting, the official had meetings with counterparts from Romania, the United States, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, Austria, Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Kyrgyz Republic.