Lavrov: Russia and Bahrain are discussing the simplification of visa procedures for businessmen of the two countries

MOSCOW, December 16. Russia and Bahrain have agreed to continue efforts to simplify the visa regime, especially for businessmen of the two countries. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following talks with Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa.

“Today was signed the agreement on transfer of persons sentenced to deprivation of liberty. This took place prior to our meeting with the Minister, the Ministry of justice, – said Lavrov. – We have just signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports. At the suggestion of our friends, agreed to continue efforts to simplify the visa regime, especially for businessmen of the two countries”.

Plans for cooperation between the two countries

Russia expects that the backlog in collaboration with Bahrain’s energy and banking will be translated into practice.

“Good backlog in the energy, banking and investment areas should be as soon as possible translated into practice, — said the Russian Minister. — There are opportunities for that”.

Russia and Bahrain will contribute to the development of cooperation of Gazprom with the business circles of the Kingdom, Lavrov said.

“In concrete terms, discusses the prospects for cooperation between Gazprom Bahraini counterparts, he said. — We have agreed to contribute to this effort, as well as the efforts of other Russian companies interested in cooperation with Bahrain”.

The agreement on investment protection

According to the diplomat, the agreement on military-technical cooperation with Bahrain is in the final stages of ratification.

“Noted ending the process of ratification of two agreements on mutual protection and promotion of investment and military and technical cooperation”, — he said.

When the meeting of the Russian Federation.

Another meeting in the format Russia-LAS Ministerial will be held in early 2016 in Moscow, said Lavrov.

“We have also discussed, particularly in the context of the preparation to quality for this event,” he said following the meeting with the foreign Minister of Bahrain Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa.