VIENNA, 9 July 2012 - OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will be in Chisinau and Tiraspol from 16 to 18 July to discuss OSCE work and the Transdniestrian settlement process.
Meetings are scheduled with President Nicolae Timofti, Prime Minister Vlad Filat Speaker of Parliament Marian Lupu, Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Negotiator Eugen Carpov and Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca, as well as with Mihail Formuzal, Bashkan of Gagauzia. In Tiraspol he will meet Transdniestrian leader Evgeny Shevchuk and Chief Negotiator Nina Shtanski. He will also meet ambassadors of the mediators and observers in the settlement process, as well as with civil society representatives and OSCE staff in Chisinau, Bender and Tiraspol.
OSCE Secretary General Zannier will be available to take questions from journalists on Tuesday, 17 July at approximately 16:15 in front of the State Residence in Chisinau, 23 Nicolae Iorga Street, following his meeting with President Timofti and on Wednesday, 18 July at approximately 12:15 at the Tiraspol Office of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, 1 Furmanov Street.
For more information, please contact the OSCE Mission to Moldova Press Office, Per Enerud +373 22 887 813 (landline), + 373 69 11 38 01 (mobile).