Turkey, Russia sign readmission agreement in Moscow

Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the Readmission Agreement would come into force simultaneously with Visa Exemption Agreement between the two countries.

Turkey, Russia sign readmission agreement in Moscow

The Readmission Agreement between Turkey and Russia was signed in Moscow on Tuesday.

Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the Readmission Agreement would come into force simultaneously with Visa Exemption Agreement between the two countries.

Turkey and Russia had signed Visa Exemption Agreement in May, 2010.

Thanks to this agreement, fight against "illegal migration" was also included in the wide cooperation activities between Turkey and Russia, noted the ministry.

Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the visa-free regime would help the two countries further improve the cultural and social ties as well as develop economic and commercial relations by boosting the contacts between Turkish and Russian businessmen.

During his visit to Russia last year, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to sign Readmission Agreement which was seen as the final obstacle before visa-free regime.

The agreement was signed by Turkish Consulate Affairs Director General Sakir Fakilli and Russian Deputy Director of the Federal Migration Service Nikolay Smorodin in Moscow today.

Fakili said that there would be a short period for the approval of the agreement, adding that Turkish and Russian officials would mutually announce the approval of both Visa Exemption and Readmission agreements.

Fakili noted that the agreements would come into force 30 days after they were approved.

Readmission agreement brings the liability to parties (which signed the agreement) to readmit the persons who enter the other country illegally.

Turkish Foreign Ministry officials said that if there was no problem, visa-free travels between Turkey and Russia could begin in April.


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