Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Iranis ready to establish a visa-free regime with Kazakhstan in order to intensify the cooperation, Iranian ambassador to Kazakhstan Mojtaba Damirchilu told trend.azreports.
“Iran has a visa-free regime with several neighboring countries,” said the ambassador. “We can consider the establishment of a visa-free regime in order to facilitate the movement of the two countries’ citizens [Iran and Kazakhstan] across the border,”- akipress.org reports.
Damirchilu added that presently, the visa facilitation issues and reducing the time for obtaining Kazakh visa for Iranian investors is being discussed. “For instance, an Iranian entrepreneur wishing to visit Kazakhstan needs almost a month to obtain a Kazakh visa,” said the diplomat. “It is obvious that time is money for business. So, it is desirable to reduce this time.” Iranian ambassador said visa facilitation is only one of the ways of increasing the trade turnover between the two countries and intensify the cooperation.
INC News, 10/02/2015 - via AK ZHAIK
The creation of a demilitarized zone in southeast Ukraine and the start of a peace dialogue between Kiev and the rebels are to top the agenda of the ‘Normandy Four’ talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Wednesday, a source told RIA Novosti.
During the talks, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Germany and France are expected to insist on Russia taking responsibility for controlling the establishment of the demilitarized zone in southeast Ukraine, the source added.
Egypt to join Russia-led Eurasian free trade zone.
Egypt has established a free trade zone with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, president Sisi of Egypt announced at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The two countries also agreed to create a Russian industrial zone near the Suez Canal.