Grenada and Russia Sign Visa Waiver Agreement and Discuss Technical Cooperation

Grenada’s Foreign Minister, HE Elvin Nimrod (right) and his Russian counterpart, HE Sergey Lavrov

Grenada’s Foreign Minister, HE Elvin Nimrod, and his Russian counterpart, HE Sergey Lavrov, executed an agreement that will waive visa requirements, allowing nationals of Grenada and Russia to travel between the 2 countries without a visa.

The agreement signed on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York will go into effect 60 days following notification of the parties’ completion of internal procedures necessary to implement the agreement.

Both foreign ministers acknowledged the warmth and strength of the bilateral relations between the 2 countries. The ministers discussed the importance of people-to-people exchanges as a mechanism for deepening ties between Grenada and Russia. Minister Nimrod emphasised the significance of human resource development to Grenada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a whole, and welcomed continued and further cooperation with Russia, particularly in building capacity in the medical field.

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