The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Lilian Darii, and the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grigori Karasin, were in favor of eliminating the unfortunate incidents that occur in the control points, at the border crossing with the involvement of officials.

Today, in Chisinau has taken place a new round of political consultations between Moldova and Russia to which the Moldovan side was represented by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Lilian Darii, and the Russian one - the Secretary of State - Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin.

During the consultations has been made a broad exchange of views on current issues on the agenda of relations between Moldova and the Russian Federation, in particular, aimed at promoting the political dialogue, to enhance the cooperation in trade-economic interaction in the cultural-humanitarian sphere, the strengthening of the bilateral legal framework, is shown in a release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

The sides confirmed their mutual interest in continuing the political dialogue at different levels in order to overcome the problems that persist in Moldovan-Russian relations and ensure positive dynamics in the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in areas of common interest. They underlined the actions taken lately to achieve the agreements reached during the meeting in Moscow on November 29th, 2016, of the Moldovan-Russian intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation, in particular, the resumption of exports of Moldovan products on the Russian market and settlement of the problems faced by the Moldovan migrants. In the same context, the two officials were in favor of eliminating the unfortunate incidents that occur in the control points, at the border crossing with the involvement of officials.

The two diplomats pleaded to activate the negotiation process regarding the Transnistrian conflict settlement and solving the burning issues faced by the people on both sides of the Dniester. The Deputy Minister Darii reiterated the Moldovan authorities on the need to withdraw the Russian troops and the munitions from Moldova, noting that it will help create an atmosphere more conducive to identification of a comprehensive and sustainable solution for the Transnistrian conflict, respecting Moldova's territorial sovereignty and integrity.