Moscow and Tehran plan to sign a memorandum of understanding in 2015, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said. The projected agreement is one of the first steps in moving toward a visa-free regime between the two countries.
“It’s difficult for our businessmen to get a visa to Russia, especially a long-term visa, but we are happy that in 2014 our ministers [of foreign affairs], [Sergei] Lavrov and [Mohammad] Zarif agreed on the easing of the visa regime, especially for businessmen and tourists,” Sanaei said.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding is one of the first steps in moving toward a visa-free regime between the two countries.
“[The ministers of foreign affairs] have almost completed a memorandum of understanding and I’m sure that in 2015 it will be signed,” the ambassador added.
In 2011, Russia and Iran signed a major transport cooperation deal, agreeing to develop cooperation in road, air, rail and marine transport.
By Sputnik News
The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.