The North Atlantic alliance supports a withdrawal of Russian troops and arms from the territory of Transnistria.
Such statement was made by members of delegation of subcommittee on democratic board of Parliamentary assembly of NATO led by the special rapporteur of subcommittee Mark Angel at a meeting in Kishinev with the acting president of Moldova, the chairman of the parliament Mihai Ghimpu.
They also supported preservation of territorial integrity of Moldova and resumption of negotiations on Dnestr settlement in the 5+2 format (Russia, Ukraine, OSCE, EU, the USA, Moldova, Transnistria).
Also representatives of PAS of NATO supported efforts of the present authorities of Moldova on the European integration, advance of democratic and economic reforms.
The delegation of NATO is in Kishinev with fact-finding visit for completion of the draft of the special report "Moldova: internal calls, prospects of the euroatlantic integration" which will be presented at autumn session of PAS of NATO on November 13-17 in Edinburgh.
In the draft of the report political events in the country, followed after parliamentary elections on April 5 and on July 29, 2009 are considered, present level of the relations between Moldova, NATO and EU, and also prospects of the European integration and Dnestr settlement is estimated.
We will remind, at the beginning of October official Kishinev declared need of a withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria for the sake of acceleration of process of peaceful settlement in the region.
In turn the president of the Dnestr Moldavian Republic Igor Smirnov declared that Transnistria considers impossible the actual rapprochement with Moldova and is ready to entry into structure of the Russian Federation as the region.