Russia, EU ready to wave visa regime

08:22, May 27, 2010      

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Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov said on Wednesday that Russia and the European Union (EU) expressed their readiness to gradually wave a visa regime.

"During the two-day session, we adopted a final document, where we have expressed our readiness to continue a constructive dialogue on freedom, security and justice," Konovalov said after the 12th session of the Russia-EU Permanent Partnership Council on Freedom, Security and Justice.

According to the minister, the participants of the session " agreed on the parties' strive for introducing a visa-free regime."

The work will be done gradually by starting with easing of the visa procedures.

"This will considerably ease the trips for tourists and businessmen,"he said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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