Russia awaits EU response on visa issue

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expects that the EU will respond to a Russian request on visa facilitation by early December.

As previously reported, Russia presented a plan on the introduction of visa-free travel during the Russia-EU Summit in Rostov-On-Don in May this year. The country’s foreign ministry now expects that the EU will present an official response on the issue.

Talking to a Russian TV-channel last weekend, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had “still not got any EU reaction” on the plan, but that he expects a response “by early December”, RIA Novosti reports.