December 23, 2016 / 1:24 PM / 3 years ago

Putin says he does not rule out scrapping visas for Georgians

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2016. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not rule out scrapping visas for Georgian citizens.

He said it was important to establish ties between the two countries’ law enforcement agencies to jointly fight terrorism.

Russia introduced visas for Georgians in 2000. Georgia stopped requiring entry visas for Russian citizens in 2012.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Vladimir Soldatkin and Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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