Iran and Ukraine have agreed to facilitate visa processing and issuance for their respective nationals.
On Monday, Iran and Ukraine discussed various dimensions of mutual cooperation in a meeting in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and agreed to foster collaboration in a number of fields, particularly in visa issuance.
According to a Farsi report by IRNA, during the meeting held between an Iranian consular delegation and a Ukrainian one, the two sides agreed to ease visa processing and issuance for each other’s citizens.
Ali Chegini, the director general of the consular affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Sergei Alekseevich, headed the two teams in this meeting, which was also attended by the Iranian ambassador to Kiev, Mohammad Beheshti Monfared.
During the talks, the two sides stressed the importance and benefits of holding regular negotiations and highlighted the key role such meetings play in strengthening all-out ties and developing people-to-people contacts.
They also discussed such matters as issuing group visa, eliminating the process of granting political visa and easing visa processing for their businessmen and traders, students, university staff, sportsmen and artists.
The two delegations also exchanged views on ways to fight drug and human trafficking as well as organized crimes and reached beneficial agreements on these issues.
Addressing the same gathering, Beheshti Monfared said this meeting and the arrangements made in it are a basis for and a huge leap forward towards expanding relations.