YEREVAN, April 10. / ARKA /. An agreement signed earlier this week by Armenian and Russian migration authorities will allow Armenian labor migrants in the Russian Federation to be employed without additional administrative barriers and documentation, head of the Armenian State Migration Service, Gagik Yeganyan, said today.
The agreement was signed on April 8 following talks between Arthur Baghdasaryan, the secretary of Armenia’s National Security Council and senior Russian officials. The agreement will govern the stay and employment of Armenian labor migrants in the Russian Federation.
Yeganyan said the agreement applies not only to Russia but also to Belarus and Kazakhstan, the other two members of the Russia-led Customs Union.
He said the agreement is likely to come into effect from 1 January 2015, after Armenia's joining the Common Economic Space.
However, according to him, the agreement does not override the recently revised Russian law on immigration under which foreign citizens who can enter Russia without visas can remain there for 90 days only within every 180 days. -0-