Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Lenin Moreno leads after 1st round of presidential election in Ecuador - exit pollsWorld February 20, 2:31
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
CHISINAU, August 22 (Itar-Tass) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the resumption of negotiations on the Transdniester settlement in the “5+2” format (Moldova, Transdniestria, the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine and observers from the United States and the European Union).
“You’ve managed to make some progress. But Europe should remember that the settlement process is not yet over,” Merkel said on Wednesday after her talks with Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat.
“Germany is deeply concerned and is taking a most active part in solving this serious problem. However, other participants in the ‘5+2’ negotiating process bear the same responsibility. At this stage, it’s important for the people on both sides of the Dniester River to be able to communicate and interact freely,” Merkel went on to say.
She expressed the hope that negotiations on the Transdniester settlement would continue in September and advised their participants to be more patient and tolerant.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also pledged that Germany would support the Moldovan government’s course towards European integration.
She urged the Moldovan people to be more patient in achieving this goal and meet the undertaken commitments.
“Moldova has a European perspective, and the government is moving in this direction,” Merkel said, noting the republic’s merits within the framework of the Eastern Partnership policy.
For his part, Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat said that apart from European integration and the Transdniester settlement, he and Angela Merkel discussed relations between the two countries and the situation in the Moldovan economy hit by the consequences of severe drought.