Ambassador: Russia is ready to work with Washington on visa facilitation

Ambassador: Russia is ready to work with Washington on visa facilitation© AP Photo/ Cliff Owen

Russia is ready to facilitate the visa regime with the United States, but it must be reciprocal, said Tuesday Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

«If the U.S. government decides to go on simplification of visa regime — we are ready. But everything should be on the basis of reciprocity,» he said, speaking at a conference in Washington.

According to him, Moscow for this reason «negotiated with the former administration and offered her to go on simplification of visa regime». «However, while we managed to achieve only three-year visas for certain categories of citizens», — he stated.

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