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MOSCOW, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — The goverment has approved a Russia-Latvia agreement on the facilitation of mutual travel by residents of border territories. A respective resolution, signed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has been posted on the website of the government of the Russian Federation (RF) on Thursday.
The document sets out an "approval of the Agreement, signed in Moscow on December 20, 2010, between the governments of the RF and the Latvian Repubic, on the facilitation of mutual trips by the residents of border territories of the RF and Latvia".
The resolution also envisages that a bill on the ratification of the Agreement will be referred to the State Duma lower house of parliament and that Andrei Denisov, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be appointed as government spokesman during the consideration of the matter.