TASS: Russia works to ease visa regime for India, other countries

People cross a street in front of the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow on Jan 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

Russia is working on easing visa procedures for six countries, including India, Syria and Indonesia, the state TASS news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Evgeny Ivanov as saying on Sunday.

"In addition to India (procedures simplification) … is being worked out with Angola, Vietnam, Indonesia, Syria and Philippines," Ivanov said.

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Earlier, Ivanov said that Russia is also preparing intergovernmental agreements on visa-free trips with 11 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Haiti, Zambia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico and Trinidad, TASS reported.