On 8 April 2019, the Head of European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), Slawomir Pichor, held a meeting with the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Dr. Claus Neukirch, who paid a visit to EUBAM HQ in Odesa.
During the meeting, the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, briefed on the development within the Transnistrian Settlement Process negotiations in the 5+2 format and, on his part, the Head of EUBAM informed about the Mission’s ongoing support to trade, customs, road and rail transportation issues.
EUBAM/OSCE cooperation is important and mutually beneficial in the context of supporting confidence-building measures under the framework of the Transnistrian Settlement Process. While EUBAM, within its technical mandate, under the aegis of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, is supporting the development of confidence-building measures between the two banks of the Nistru River and approximation of legislation and procedures in customs, trade, transport and trans-boundary management, the OSCE Mission to Moldova facilitates through peaceful negotiations a comprehensive settlement of the Transnistrian conflict based on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova with a special status for Transnistria within Moldova.
The two Missions work together to support the two banks problem-solving related to trade, road and rail transportation issues as they arise and regularly exchange information on trans-boundary related customs and security issues, as well as on cross-border crime.