Iran, Russia hold talks on easing visa requirements

Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016

Iran, RussiaIran and Russia discussed easing visa requirements for Iranian and Russian tourists visiting the two countries on the sidelines of an international economic conference in St. Petersburg.

Saeed Shirkavand, the director of planning and investment department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, represented Iran in the talks and Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism Oleg Safonov represented the Russian side.

During the talks, the two sides discussed issuing electronic and log-time visas, as well as reducing the cost for visa issuance.


They also discussed visa issuance for tourist groups visiting Russia, instead of issuing individual visas.

The launch of a direct shipping line in the Caspian Sea between Iran and Russia was also a part of the discussion.

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