Andrey Karlov, Director of the Consular Department of the MFA of Russia and Stefano Manservisi, Director General for Home Affairs of the European Commission, met as Senior Officials of the Russia-EU visa dialogue in Brussels on September 24, 2010. At the meeting the Parties confirmed their shared aspiration to contribute to establishing a visa-free regime between Russia and EU Member States. The Parties discussed a visa-free regime between Russia and EU Member States. The Parties discussed visa waiver procedures for reciprocal travels of citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union. Andrey Karlov reminded his EU colleagues of the relevant draft agreement proposed by Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, at the Russia-EU summit in Rostov-on-Don on June 1, 2010.
The results of the meeting will be reported to the ministerial session of the Russia-EU Permanent Partnership Council on Freedom, Security and Justice to be held in Brussels on November 18-19, 2010.