Russia and Turkey in October to hold talks on simplification of visa regime

© RIA Novostizenit the Russian foreign Ministry. Archival photoRussia and Turkey in October to hold talks on simplification of visa regime© RIA Novosti

Russian-Turkish consultations on the simplification of visa regime for certain categories of citizens will be held in October in Moscow, said the Deputy head of the MFA of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov.

After talks of the foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a mechanism for reaching an agreement on simplification on a mutual basis the mode of travel for certain categories of citizens, particularly owners of service passports, drivers-truckers.

«We are constantly in negotiations, including on the visa mechanism. All this takes place in the framework of consular consultations. Soon, if I remember correctly, in October, will have to go through regular consular consultations, during which will address these issues,» Ivanov told reporters.

According to him, there is «some progress, in terms of travel on official passports».

«So the work did not stop, it goes,» added the Deputy Minister.

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