In a determined bid to eliminate entry visa requirements for several countries in the Islamic and African regions, the Russian Foreign Ministry has disclosed its intentions. However, noticeably absent from the list is Morocco.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov made this announcement during the ongoing “Russia – Islamic World” conference, also known as KazanForum, in the city of Kazan.
Bogdanov emphasized the significance of removing entry visa restrictions, citing the positive impact it would have on tourism and business ventures. “Our efforts in this regard are continuous, as we aim to abandon the current entry visa system,” he stated.
Furthermore, Bogdanov highlighted the substantial value that the Islamic world, Arab countries, and African nations hold for Russia. He elaborated, “Similar efforts are being directed towards Asian countries, which have the potential to become exceptional destinations for tourism and business in the future. Prominent among these are Malaysia and Indonesia.”
The Deputy Foreign Minister went on to underline the priority of removing visa entries given to Gulf and Arab nations that have traditionally fostered cooperation with Russia across various spheres. He specifically mentioned Egypt, Iraq, and Syria as countries of prime importance in this regard.