Tiraspol, March, 1. /Novosti Pridnestrovya/. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PMR, Vitaly Ignatiev, met with the Ambassador-at-large of the Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia, the representative of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Italian Republic, Vito Grittani, who had travelled to Pridnestrovie with an introductory visit for the first time. The Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Abkhazia to the PMR Alexander Vataman also took part in the meeting.
The press service of the Foreign Ministry reports that welcoming the guest, Vitaly Ignatiev positively assessed the high dynamics of the diplomatic contacts of Abkhazia and Pridnestrovie at all levels.
“We are familiar with your diverse activities in Italy in the framework of Abkhazia interests` representation. Pridnestrovie has a special attitude towards Italy, which last year was the OSCE Chairman and remains one of the main trade and economic partners of the republic. There is also public organization Friendship Society Italy–Pridnestrovie operating in Italy. Therefore, for the Pridnestrovian state, your broad experience in the framework of the Abkhaz-Italian cooperation is of substantive interest. We will be happy if it can be replicated in the Pridnestrovian direction” - the PMR Foreign Minister noted.
Vito Grittani is known for his work on the public diplomacy of Abkhazia in the territory of the Italian Republic. In particular, he contributed to the creation of the Europe-Abkhazia Association, the UNESCO-Sukhum Club and the Abkhaz Institute of Culture in Italy. Dmitry Gulia, aimed at deepening Abkhaz-Italian cooperation and forming a positive image of Apsny in the European Union space. The diplomat also participated in the opening of the representative office of Abkhazia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Italy.
At today's meeting, the interlocutors discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas. The diplomats talked about the possible holding of joint activities on the Italian sites in the educational, cultural and humanitarian spheres. In addition, special emphasis was placed on the possible implementation of investment projects in Pridnestrovie.
At the end of the conversation, the parties agreed to continue regular working contacts on the whole range of issues of mutual interest.