Turkey agrees with Russia over partial lifting of visas

Amman, Ankara has agreed with Russia in principle over the lifting of visas for businessmen, truck drivers and service passport holders, state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu .

Speaking at the 10th Ambassadors’ Conference in the capital Ankara on Thursday, Cavusoglu said he discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov the lifting of visas for Turkish citizens, and also exchanged views on Syria and Idlib.

“Of course our desire is the total lifting of visas,” Cavusoglu said.

Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said in a statement that Moscow is “willing” to lift visa regime in some categories for Turkish citizens.

Source: Jordan News Agency