Russian and Tico diplomats consider mutual exchanges

A Russian Federation diplomat and the Costa Rican vice-minister of foreign relations met Tuesday to discuss ideas on how to further the relationship between both countries.

Sergey Ryabkov, Russia deputy minister, and Carlos Roverssi, his Costa Rican counterpart, discussed the importance of both countries to create a cultural exchange, especially in the field of medicine. This is something that could really benefit Costa Rica, said Roverssi.

Ryabkov thanked Costa Rica for support and cooperation for his country to join the World Trade Organization.

Both men agreed to increase tourism between each country and possibly take away visa restrictions for Russians into Costa Rica, according to comments made at a press conference after the meeting.

Russia was also named the country of honor for the 2014 Festival Internacional de las Artes in Costa Rica.

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