Russia is not planning to introduce a visa regime for citizens of Uzbekistan, there are other tools to regulate migration flows, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who recently completed his visit to Uzbekistan, said during an interview with Sergei Brilev for the program “Vesti v Subbotu” (News on Saturday), TASS reports.
“Of course not,” he said, answering the question whether Russia would introduce a visa regime for streamlining migration flows.
Speaking about how to put things in order in the field of migration, Medvedev stressed that “there are different tools for this, including draft agreements on the so-called organizational set, when such relations are subject to regulating.”
The head of the Russian government emphasized that Russia and Uzbekistan are “friends and partners”.
“Indeed, the economies are strategically connected, and over the past few years, relations have received a very powerful start, new investment projects have emerged,” he specified.
Among such projects, Medvedev mentioned plans to build a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan.
“We are now preparing for the construction of a nuclear power plant here, and even some parameters have already been approved, in particular, a place for the construction of nuclear power plants,” he noted.
Describing the overall development of bilateral relations between Moscow and Tashkent, the Russian prime minister stated that they had always been friendly, although at some time they had ceased to develop.
“They were in a stagnating phase. And now both the President of Uzbekistan and the Government of Uzbekistan have set the course for the development of economic relations. We are very happy about this,” concluded Prime Minister Medvedev.