Bilateral consultations on consular issues

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For the first time after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Luxembourg bilateral consultations on consular issues were held in Luxembourg on May 24th. Russian delegation was headed by Alexey Utkin, Deputy Director of the Consulate Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Christian Biever, Head of the Department for Consulate Affairs and International Cultural Relations of the Foreign Ministry of Luxembourg was at the head of Luxemburgish delegation.

During negotiations the parties discussed issues of consulate cooperation between the countries, evaluated visa policy in bilateral relations in context of realization of the Visa Facilitation Agreement between Russia and EU, shared views on migration and readmission issues. Russian delegation informed Luxembourgish colleagues on key aspects of entry and stay of foreign citizens in Russia in context of forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament.

Both sides agreed to hold consulate consultations on regular basis. At the end of negotiations Alexey Utkin invited Luxembourgish colleagues to visit Moscow with a reciprocal visit.