21 Feb 2024
Sunday 7 February 2016 - 10:31
Story Code : 200508

Russia-Iran simplified visa deal first step to visa lifting for Russians

The entry into force of Russias agreement with Iran to simplify visa procedures is the first step toward the abolition of visas for Russian tourists, Irans Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) The ambassador expressed hope that Irans tourism organization would file a request tothe Iranian Foreign Ministry tocancel visas fortourists fromIran and Russia.

"After the signing ofan agreement oneasing visa requirements, which was signed in2015 [between Russia and Iran], this will be a step towardthe abolition ofvisas fortourist groups," Sanai told reporters.

By Sputnik


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