Moldovan President-elect Maia Sandu spoke in favor of saving the existing format of 5+2 (Moldova, Transnistria, the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine and observers from the US and the EU) talks on Transnistria in an interview with Moldova 1 television on Thursday, APA. reports quoting TASS.
"We will continue discussion in this format," Sandu said in comments on options to make the negotiations more efficient. She believes that there are forces in Chisinau and Tiraspol that are not interested in the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict.
"There are certain people making big money from contraband across the region of Transnistria. This makes the talks stalling. It will be an important move to stop this contraband and corruption," she stressed.
Sandu made it clear that she was not in favor of a mild dialogue with Tiraspol. "I will be working to solve problems of the citizens when they emerge. Otherwise, I am meeting only with those people who respect territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova," she said.