26 Apr 2019 18:06

Russia urges N. Korea to liberalize tourist visas - Primorye governor

VLADIVOSTOK. April 26 (Interfax) - Russia has urged North Korea to liberalize tourist visas, Primorye Governor Oleg Kozhemyako said after he bid farewell to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"We have discussed liberalization of the visa system," Kozhemyako told the press.

"We have made proposals to the benefit of our tourists. We are accustomed to filing applications online, receiving our documents back, and avoiding visits to consulates. This is fast and convenient," Kozhemyako said.

The work is underway, he said.

"Everyone is at work. Perhaps, this is the main task to accomplish," Kozhemyako said.

He added they had not discussed visa-free travel.

"Not so far," Kozhemyako said in response to the question whether visa-free travel was on the table.