Moscow ready for visa-free travel talks with U.S., Americans in no hurry

Russia and the United States should agree to 90-day visa-free travel, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with the Public Post news portal.

"A person may have an embassy interview once, go through a lengthy and difficult procedure, obtain a multi-entry visa and have no more embassy interviews. Besides, the period for considering visa applications has been cut to 15 days from what earlier was a month or more. That is done on parity terms, for Americans and our citizens. Absolutely mirror-like. We should now shift to 90-day visa-free travel," he said.

The rule should apply to all categories of citizens; Moscow is ready to start visa-free travel negotiations with the United States "any time, even tomorrow," Ryabkov said.

"The U.S. agrees that this path should be taken but does not say anything specific. And we are ready to start the negotiations any time, even tomorrow," he said.

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