Brende disagrees with Russia on one time-visa

Asylum seekers with a one time-visaForeign Minister Børge Brende (H) Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Foreign Minister Brende  still hopes that the returns to Russia may be resumed. But Norway and Russia disagree on the return of asylum seekers with a one time-visa, he admits.

Norway will continue the ongoing  discussions  with Russia on the return of rejected asylum seekers, says Brende.

– Russia have a different understanding from us on the question of whether the agreement also applies  to persons with another visa basis than multiple visas and valid residence in Russia, says Brende.

– We believe we can return them  even  with a one-time visa, but Russia disagrees with us, he said.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today