The people covered in this regime will include businessmen as well as tourists, Mehdi Sanai Iranian Ambassador said in an interview with RIA on Monday.
that signing a memorandum of understanding in 2015 must be the first step taken
toward that goal.
'Our businessmen are facing problems with getting Russian visas, especially long-term ones,” Sanai said. "However, we are pleased that the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed to simplify the visa regime, especially for businessmen and tourists in 2014.
Foreign ministries of Russia and Iran are currently holding talks and are preparing a memorandum of understanding. 'I am confident that it will be signed in 2015,' he said.
The official stressed that in this case the matter rests in businessmen, tourists and some other citizens.
'It will become much much easier,” the ambassador stated. "Of course, this will not be a visa-free regime, but it will be the first action to that status.”