Settlement of Transnistrian dispute in the spotlight of Moldovan and US authorities
The process of settling the Transnistrian conflict and the cooperation relations between Moldova and the United States were the topics for discussion at a meeting of President Vladimir Voronin and the US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Michael D. Kirby held on April 2. According to the presidential press service, the interlocutors spoke about the relations of cooperation between Moldova and the United States, saying that the bilateral relations are developing at different levels. In this connection, Michael D. Kirby highly appreciated the dialogue established between the US and Moldova, stressing that Moldova proved that it is a reliable partner in the bilateral cooperation. The ambassador reiterated the position expressed recently by the US President George W. Bush that the United States is in favor of Moldova’s independence, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders. Michael D. Kirby said he is satisfied with the way the measures stipulated in the Millennium Challenge Corporation Threshold Country Program have been implemented, expressing confidence that Moldova will successfully carry out the activities required for being included in the Compact Program. The two officials also discussed the latest developments related to the settlement of the Transnistrian dispute. They highlighted the importance of resuming the talks in the 5+2 format as soon as possible.