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Moldova: Transdniestr Seeks To Join CIS Parliamentary Assembly

Prague, 12 June 1997 (RFE/RL) - Moldovan media report that Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region has applied for membership in the CIS Parliamentary Assembly.

Moldovan parliament deputy chairman Dumitru Diacov told the independent news agency Infotag yesterday that a Transdniester Supreme Soviet delegation had attended a CIS Parliamentary Assembly meeting in St. Petersburg last weekend because the forum was due to discuss the settlement of the Chisinau-Tiraspol conflict.

Diacov said the delegation used the opportunity to apply for membership. He added that he was confident not a single CIS member would assume the risk of backing the application. He said the Moldovan delegation had refrained from reacting because he said it was clear that such a request could not be considered by the assembly, which can accept only internationally-recognized states.