President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, had a meeting today with the leader of the self-proclaimed Transnistrian Republic, Vadim Krasnoselskii. According to Dodon, today's meeting is the first meeting of the leaders from the two banks of the Dniester, held in the last 8 years.

In the briefing after the meeting, Dodon said that he discussed with Krasnoselski several issues, targeting citizens from both banks and, on most issues, they came to an agreement.

According to Dodon, the purpose of the visit was to establish contacts with the new leadership of Transnistria and find mechanisms for collaboration.

The President also said that the issues discussed include recognition of diplomas, license plates, problems with telephony, farmlands beyond the line, the issue of schools in Transnistria, the admission of certain categories of officials to Transnistria (i.e. deputies are persona non grata) and so on.

By the end of the press conference, Dodon said, "I’m firmly convinced that in the coming months, residents from both banks of the Dniester will feel the beneficial changes that they have awaited for a long time".

On his Facebook page, the Moldovan president wrote that he had congratulated the leader of the separatist region on his victory in the elections and pointed out that he would have other meetings with Krasnoselski to discuss solutions to the problems, identified and discussed in today's meeting.

The presidential press service wrote that the bilateral meeting had been positively assessed by Krasnoselski, who emphasized its important character and added that it was a good start for cooperation to solve specific issues, aimed at citizens on both banks of the Dniester.

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