The Foreign Ministry says South Korea and Russia have agreed to seek a pact to recognize the validity of driver’s licenses issued by the other country.
Director-General of the ministry’s Overseas Residents and Consular Affairs Bureau Kim Wan-joong and his Russian counterpart, Yevgeniy Ivanov, reached the agreement during a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.
Seoul will present its draft for the pact first, before Moscow examines it and proposes an amended draft within this year.
The ministry said if signed into effect, it will significantly improve administrative conveniences for seven thousand South Koreans and eleven-thousand Russians.
The two nations also agreed on ways to enhance consular services in each other's country, including permitting speedy consular visits for citizens who are arrested or detained in the other country.