15 Feb 2019 12:25

Kremlin hails discussion with Japan on possible visa-free travel for Russians - Peskov

MOSCOW. Feb 15 (Interfax) - The Kremlin welcomes discussions with Tokyo on the possibility of Japan lifting visa requirements for Russian citizens, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

"Without a doubt, we welcome such a discussion. It is in keeping with our general policy toward further developing relations," he said.

When asked whether the possibility of lifting visa requirements for Russians was discussed at Russian President Vladimir Putin's talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Peskov said: "No, it was not on the agenda of those talks."

"But this topic is on the agenda of talks with different states. This is what we ultimately seek to achieve," he said.