The Transdniestrian president has signed a decree approving a new foreign policy concept whose top priority was called a course for the Eurasian integration."The document fixes the country's foreign policy course determined by the people of TMR and reflects the national idea of Transdniestria ' the Eurasian integration. It is based on the Transdniestrians' will expressed in a referendum on 17 September 2006, when Transdniestria's citizens voted for independence and the subsequent rapprochement with Russia," said the press service of the TMR leader."The whole logic of Transdniestria historical development since the formation of the republic to the present day, suggests that we are an integral part of the Eurasian civilization space," said Shevchuk to journalists.The new concept adjusts the Transdniestrian foreign policy guidelines, highlights and for the first time clearly marks relations with Russia. This is followed by the development of Transdniestria's relations with Ukraine and Moldova. Next - strengthening of relations with Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and only thereafter - with other states and international organizations.
The negotiation process is defined for the Moldovan-Transdniestrian settlement as a second priority in Transdniestria's foreign policy. "At the same time, the principles and goals of the negotiation process have remained unchanged ' they are a search by the two equal parties to the conflict ' Transdniestria and Moldova ' of mutually acceptable solutions for the entire spectrum of bilateral relations," the statement reads.The document also emphasizes the stability of peacekeeping format existing in the Transdniestrian zone of conflict, which format is to be saved to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting political settlement.
Recall that in Transdniestria, for 20 years a uniquely effective peacekeeping operation has been conducted, whose main achievement is that on the banks of the Dniester no blood is shed, no explosions are thundering, the peaceful labor of citizens is ensured.Thanks to the peacemaking processes in Transdniestria the parties (Moldova and Transdniestria) have the opportunity to look for mutually acceptable ways to resolve the conflict caused by disintegration processes of the late 1980's and early 1990's that have led to the collapse of the great country - the USSR, and, as a consequence, to the denunciation by the new post-Soviet, Moldovan leadership of the USSR Law "On the formation of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic", which was adopted at the VII session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on August 2, 1940.
The current situation is now first of all characterized by the fact that the ongoing peacekeeping operation is considered by Transdniestrian citizens as well as by the majority of citizens of the Republic of Moldova, only on the positive side.