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Russians will be able to travel to Hong Kong without a visa

April 21 2009

In Beijing, Russia and Hong Kong sign bilateral agreement on abolishing visas for citizens of both countries. This will happen on Thursday, said today the vice-consul of the Consulate General of Russia in Hong Kong Victoria Prokhorov. She also explained that the document will come into force immediately, but only after completing all necessary internal procedures, exchange of information between all concerned agencies. "

On the Russian side sign the document was Russian Ambassador to China Sergei Razov, with Hong Kong - Director of Immigration, Government of Special Administrative Region of China Hong Kong Simon Peh.

When the document will gain strength, the Russians and the inhabitants of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) on a reciprocal basis will make visa-free travel for up to 14 days. This will lead to expansion of bilateral trade and economic contacts and links in the tourism industry. According to statistics, last year Hong Kong was attended by over 37,000 Russian citizens, which is 13 percent more than in 2007.

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