YEREVAN, July 29. / ARKA /. “Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria have very good relations,” Mikhail Burla, chairman of the Supreme Council of Transnistria Moldavian Republic, said in an interview with Novosti Armenia on the sidelines of the International School of Journalism for young journalists from CIS and Transnistria, held July 21 - 25 in Transnistria’s capital city Tiraspol.
According to him, observers from Transnistria and Karabakh monitor elections in the two republics.
"Unfortunately, what makes Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria alike is that two of the four (self-proclaimed) republics in the former Soviet Union (Abkhazia and South Ossetia) have been recognized, while Transnistria and Karabakh are still waiting for their turn," he added.
He said the parliaments of Transnistria and Karabakh exchange their legislative experience.
"Unfortunately, both our position and that of Karabakh is such that unlike Abkhazia, we have no access to the sea being somewhat isolated, and therefore there are actually no trade relations between us, but we have good politics and human relationships,’ he said.
Transnistria (also called Trans-Dniestr or Transdniestria) is a breakaway state located between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine. Since its declaration of independence from Moldova in 1990, and especially after the War of Transnistria in 1992, it is governed as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR, also known as Pridnestrovie).
The International School of Journalism was organized by Russia Today international news agency together with the ministry of foreign affairs of Transnistria Moldavian Republic with the support of the latter’s presidential administration. -0-