World Bulletin / News Desk
The next round of talks to find a resolution to the political, economic and humanitarian problems between Moldova and its breakaway region of Trans-Dniester will take place in Vienna June 5-6.
“I trust that all the participants of the upcoming talks in Vienna will show a constructive approach on conflict settlement,” Radojko Bogojevic, special representative of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, told a press conference Wednesday.
Trans-Dniester, though not internationally recognized, has been effectively independent from the Moldovan government, based in Chisinau, since a brief and bloody war in 1992.
The population of Trans-Dniester is predominantly Russian-speaking with many people there holding Russian passports.
Russia maintains more than 1,000 troops in the territory.
The stalled Trans-Dniesterian settlement negotiations entered a revival process after the parties agreed to resume the talks last year.
The talks bring together representatives of Moldova, Trans-Dniester, Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU.
Moldova, a small country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, has a population of 3.6 million people, nearly 80 percent of whom are ethnic Romanians.Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mayıs 2014, 11:12