MOSCOW, January 3 (Itar-Tass) — Russia will continue to contribute to social and humanitarian projects in the Dniester region, chief of the Kremlin staff Sergei Ivanov said at a meeting with Dniester region president Yevgeny Shevchuk on Tuesday.
"I'd like to give you my sincere congratulations with the resounding victory at the elections in the Dniester region and taking office," Ivanov said, "I’m expressing our sincere gratitude for making your first visit to Moscow."
Ivanov said Russia "would provide assistance in social projects in the Dniester region in all ways." He also noted the importance of humanitarian ties with the republic.
For his part, Shevchuk thanked Russia for its help. "I would like to thank the Russian leadership for the assistance provided to the people of the Dniester region," he said, "I'm hoping for further strengthening of our ties. Relations with Russia are dear to us."