Strasbourg, 20.12.2012 – During his working visit to the Republic of Moldova from 17 to 20 December and in his address to its parliament, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Jean-Claude Mignon, offered the services of the Parliamentary Assembly as a platform for relaunching dialogue between the representatives of the Moldovan Parliament and the Transnistrian Supreme Soviet.
The President said that his talks in Chisinau had revealed the realism and good faith shown by the government and the parliament in their approach to resolving the Transnistria conflict, which could even provide pointers for resolving this type of conflict in the future. "I am also pleased to see the positive reception given to this initiative on the whole in Tiraspol and I hope that the Supreme Soviet will swiftly take the decision to fully commit to this dialogue", said Jean-Claude Mignon.
He encouraged the parties in power and in opposition to work together to ensure that there would be no going back on the reforms embarked upon, particularly regarding the Action Plan and revision of the Constitution, including its Article 78 to avoid any fresh political deadlock over the election of the President. (more...)