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A proposal for the first BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) youth forum to implement a visa-free regime to develop youth tourism within the BRICS member states has been submitted to the Russian Foreign Ministry, a Russian Civic Chamber official has said.

The initiative was launched by the Russian Union of Youth during the forum, which stated that a visa-free regime would contribute to increased tourism within BRICS states, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

“We have sent a few letters to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry asking them to consider the proposals made by the forum participants and work on them,” Elena Sutormina said at a press conference at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

Following the decision for visa-free youth travel, an all-age category visa-free proposal will be made, the Russian Union of Youth stated at the forum.

Following the forum, delegations submitted proposals to their corresponding government ministries.

The BRICS/SCO youth summit was held in the Russian city of Ufa July 26-29.

Source: Sputnik News