Russia to lift visa requirements
Russian Minister of Foreign Relations Sergey Lavrov has agreed to work towards eliminating tourism visa requirements for Dominicans traveling to Russia. The plan was announced during a recent visit to Russia by Dominican Vice President Margarita Cedeno, according to a press release from her office.
Cedeno, who is married to former President Leonel Fernandez, is the most senior Dominican government official to visit Russia in more than 70 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. During the meeting with Lavrov, the former First Lady was accompanied by Dominican ambassador in Russia Jorge Perez.
They also agreed to strengthen programs for Dominicans to study in Russian universities on scholarships offered by the Russian government.
The Russian Minister of Foreign Relations pointed out the Dominican Republic is a popular travel destination for Russian tourists and supported strengthening bilateral links. Vice President Cedeno proposed the preparation of a responsible tourism project for Russian visitors to encourage them to contribute to social programs while on vacation. Lavrov pointed to the Dominican Republic’s leadership role in the region and called for support in reaching an agreement with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia’s proposed observer country status in the Central American Integration System (SICA).
Source: DR1, Vicepresidencia
Sep 14, 2015
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