Foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, and Poland discuss prospects of visa-free regime between Russia, EU

The foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, and Poland had an informal meeting in Warsaw to discuss visa waiver for citizens of Russia and the EU countries and energy issues.

"The meeting participants exchanged opinions on the priority issues relating to the development of relations between Russia and the EU, including the liberalization of the visa practices, the progress to a visa-free regime governing mutual trips by citizens, the preparation of a new visa waiver agreement, and energy cooperation," the report says.

The paper also reported that the Friday meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, and Poland had addressed the joint Russian-EU initiative Partnership for Modernization.

"The ministers gave special attention to the strengthening of security in Europe, including in the light of the recent meeting of the NATO-Russia at the level of the foreign ministers in Brussels. The meeting addressed the vital aspects of cooperation in regional institutions, including the OSCE, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, and the Council of Europe," the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

"The ministers had an in-depth exchange of opinions on a number of vital international issues, including the situation with Syria and other countries of the region and some regional conflicts," the report says.

"An agreement has been reached to hold the next three-party ministerial meeting in St. Petersburg in 2014," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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