several countries with which we have abolished visas. It helped to improve
tourist flows, and cooperation became better, especially when we are talking
about border areas,” said First Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on International
Affairs Svetlana Zhurova
Svetlana Sergeevna .
She recalled that Russia is a neighboring state of Japan, so the border regions will take the abolition of visas positively.
Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov after the talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono said that Moscow had suggested Tokyo introducing a visa-free regime and was looked forward to continuing discussions on this issue.