Voronin hopes to see compatriots from Transnistria join the next Parliament
President Vladimir Voronin hopes that all of us will make their best to see our compatriots from Transnistria join the next Parliament of Moldova, which will come together in the year of the 650th anniversary of the establishment of the Moldovan State. Voronin made this statement on January 25 at a meeting with the diplomatic corps accredited in Moldova. Moldova’s dialogues in Brussels and the high-level meetings in Moscow are a constant proof that, finally, we have found the common ground for mutual understanding for the settlement of the Transnistrian issue, stated President Voronin. Its essence is that the Transnistrian settlement is a process where the countries and mediators invest mostly their moral expectations and their best ideas for the reunification of the country, rather than those of political nature, he explained. Voronin stated that an undisputable achievement of the last year was that the positions of all participants in the talks on the Transnistria settlement have been maximally approached. It is very important that the Russian Federation, the United States of America, the European Union, OSCE and Ukraine agree that this inveterate conflict can be settled only on the basis of Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the head of state declared. Among Moldova’s achievements made last year, Voronin also mentioned the signing of the visa facilitation and readmission agreements with the European Union, the opening of the Common Visa Application Centre, the EU’s autonomous trade preferences granted to Moldova, and others. Speaking about the expectations for this year, the President noted that this year is in fact a prologue to the next parliamentary elections. “I am confident that although there are different views and ideas, the political parties in Moldova will be able to prove their devotion to people, the country and its European aspiration”, said Voronin. Concluding his speech before the diplomatic corps, Voronin stated that the most important objective for this year is the unification of the country.