"The president said: let's move further toward liberalization of visa relations. We have made the first step and the number of tourists from both sides has increased. We are ready to gradually move toward liberalization of visa relations with the aim to finally introduce a visa free regime between Russia and Iran," Matvienko told reporters after a meeting with Rouhani in Iran.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rouhani, signed a deal that eased bilateral visa rules during Putin’s latest visit to Tehran in 2015.
"It is hoped that the liberalization of visa regime will affect tourists, organized groups of young people, students, cultural exchanges, and business people's trips," Matvienko added.