Lavrov: the foreign Ministry will consider the possibility of electronic visas for foreigners when visiting Sochi

The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Governor of the Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev

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KRASNODAR, June 28. /TASS/. The foreign Ministry will help the Krasnodar region in attracting foreign partners. This was stated on Wednesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratyev.

“Thank you for the place of your meeting with the foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel you chose Krasnodar, – addressed the Governor to the Minister. – Our region has more activity with foreign investors. Create a climate to attract them”. According to him, in the region of 300 companies with foreign capital, they have a turnover of $9 billion.

“The region is a tourist region, annually 15 million tourists, of which 6% are foreigners. I want to increase this figure – said Kondratiev. – Please enter an e-visa for Sochi.”

Lavrov thanked the Governor for the reception of the Ministerial meeting and the conference of partner cities of Russia and Germany. “In difficult times, when inter-state relations not in the best condition, it is important to build on the keen interest of the two countries, stressed the Russian foreign Minister. – Interest rests on the desire to develop contacts among people. I am convinced that this is a good example of how to build relationships in any, even in the most difficult stage of the international situation.”

The Minister said that the foreign Ministry will soon be held a presentation of Krasnodar Krai, which “will attract additional partners to the region.” “We will help you to strengthen relations with foreign partners”, – he assured.

“E-visas for us is new, we master the experience. The government decided as an experiment to introduce visas for areas in the port of Vladivostok and Kaliningrad region, – said Lavrov. – It starts in the near future. As soon as we have mastered this form of work and know how of our foreign partners are ready to act on the basis of reciprocity, of course, we will consider your appeal”.