Kazakh FA Minister & EU reps discuss visa regime simplification

During his visit to Brussels the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov has held a separate bilateral talks with Linus Linkevičius, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Lithuania holding the Presidency of the EU, and the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs.


As part of these meetings the sides have discussed the EU promotion program for Central Asia, the various aspects of political and economic cooperation, expanded access of the Kazakh airlines to the European airspace as well as the issues facilitating the visa regime for the citizens of Kazakhstan.


Erlan Idrissov called on the European Commission to provide maximum assistance to the negotiations between the MFA and the structures of the EU on visa issues. "This is one of the most important topics. Upon receipt of Schengen visa in some European embassies our citizens often face complex multi-level testing procedures. We would like to have more active cooperation of the institutions of the united Europe in thisfor matter", said the MFA Head.