Russia and Iran hope to seal deal on visa-free package tours

Baku, November 28, AZERTAC

Russia and Iran hope to sign an inter-governmental agreement on cancelling visas for tourists who book package tours through travel agencies, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday, TASS reports.

According to her, visa liberalization for Russian and Iranian tourists was one of the topics, which dominated Russian-Iranian consultations on consular matters held by the heads of appropriate Foreign Ministry departments on November 21-22.

"Their outcome raises hopes that a Russian-Iranian inter-governmental agreement on cancelling visas for travelers who purchase packaged tours may be signed soon," Zakharova said.

"During the consultations, the parties reviewed the draft’s text clause-by-clause. We are planning to work over the document jointly with Russian agencies in the next two or three months before the government issues a directive on this matter," the Russian diplomat explained.

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