Biden welcomes Putin’s call to scrap U.S-Russia visas

Biden welcomes Putin’s call to scrap U.S-Russia visas
# 10 March 2011 13:05 (UTC +04:00)
Baku - APA-Economics. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Thursday a proposal by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to introduce visa free travel between Russia and the United States "a good idea", RIA Novosti reported.

Biden is holding talks with the Russian premier as part of an official visit to Moscow.

"If Russia and the United States agreed to introduce a visa-free regime before Russia makes an agreement on the matter with the European Union, it would be a historical step in the development of Russian-U.S. relations," Putin said.

The Russian authorities have long been trying to persuade Europe to drop visas for Russian citizens, but their attempts have so far yielded no significant results.
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