Putin and Renzi discussed the possibility of facilitating the visa regime

ANTALYA, November 16. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi discussed the possibility of facilitating the visa regime without waiting for signals from Brussels. About the bilateral talks told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“Next year will be the year of tourism. Talked about the need for finding ways of finding visa relief, without waiting for any positive developments between Moscow and Brussels,” – said Peskov.

He explained that “the regime in one way or another allows you to take steps on a bilateral level”. Overall, according to the Kremlin spokesman, “a very positive impression from the conversation”. He said that Putin and Renzi “detailed and lengthy” discussed the situation in Ukraine and in Syria.

With regard to economic and humanitarian cooperation, here notes with satisfaction “the growing awareness of the absolute necessity of further development of bilateral relations and mutual benefit of this process from both sides,” Peskov noted that there was stated interest in cooperation in agriculture, tourism, business, culture, science and higher education . According to him, from trading Italy the ratio declined, turnover fell by 35%.Nevertheless, Italian companies such as Pirelli, “Finmeccanica” other and develop new joint projects with Russia and is ready to proceed to implementation.