Tiraspol, January 15. /Novosti Pridnestrovya/. Problems of raw materials delivery to Pridnestrovie and export of finished products were discussed today at the meeting of expert (working) groups on railway transport and communications in Tiraspol. The meeting was initiated by the Pridnestrovian side, the press service of the PMR MFA reported.
“Within the framework of the working dialogue the inadmissibility of prevent such problems from arising and interest in provision of proper transport services to the enterprises of Pridnestrovie by the Railway of Moldova State Enterprise were stated,” the Foreign Ministry noted.
Along with, the sides discussed the long-running and unjustified ban on fuel and lubricants transportation through the Slobodka-Kolbasna border crossing. Pridnestrovie urged the Moldovan side to repeal the administrative barriers that contradicted the provisions of the Protocol Decision “On the Principles of Renewing a Full Freight Rail Transport Through the Pridnestrovian Region” again. It will be possible to make a beneficial effect on the economy of rail transportation.
At the meeting they also spoke about cooperation in the sphere of tariff policy for increase the commercial attractiveness of railway transport.
Railway service on the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic was interrupted in March 2006. This was the result of the new rules imposed on March 3, 2006, by Moldova and Ukraine for the passage of goods across the border, which led to the economic blockade of Pridnestrovie. Railway trains followed through the north of Moldova to the bypass of the territory of the PMR.
In December 2006, with the assistance of the Russian Federation, the Moscow – Chisinau passenger train was resumed.
On March 30, 2012, protocol decision “On the Principles of Renewing a Full Freight Rail Transport Through the Pridnestrovian Region” was signed. At the same time, the border crossing on the Slobodka – Kolbasna Ukrainian-Pridnestrovian border is still closed for import of fuel. This is one of the issues on the negotiating agenda.