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Moldova's prime minister to meet head of breakaway region

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 September 2011
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September 09, 2011

The prime minister of Moldova will hold a rare meeting today with the leader of the breakaway region of Transdniester.

Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat and Transdniester's Igor Smirnov will meet in Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for talks brokered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Filat said the talks were aimed at building trust and would focus on practical matters like restoring landline telephone links between Moldova and Transdniester.

Transdniester, a strip of land running down the eastern rim of Moldova, has been outside the control of the central government in Chisinau since fighting a brief war after the collapse of Soviet rule in 1992.


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