UAE signs 90-day visa-free travel agreement with another European country

by Staff Reporter
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The UAE and the Republic of Kosovo have signed a memorandum of understanding on the mutual exemption of visa requirements for holders of ordinary, diplomatic, special and mission passports.

Under this MoU, the UAE citizens holding valid passports for at least six months are exempt from the visa requirement for entry to Kosovo and can stay there for up to 90 days per visit. In return, citizens of Kosovo holding valid diplomatic, official, and ordinary passports are exempt from the visa requirement for entry to the United Arab Emirates.

UAE, Kosovo visa exemption pact

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz, Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, welcomed the MoU signing. They affirmed during a telephone call on Thursday the importance of this step in strengthening and developing bilateral relations in a way that serves the mutual interests of the two countries and their peoples.

The MoU was signed on behalf of the UAE by Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on behalf of Kosovo by Xhabir Hamiti, the Ambassador of Kosovo to the UAE.

The MoU comes within the framework of strengthening bilateral relations and facilitating the movement of people between the two countries. It is also an important step towards strengthening joint cooperation in all areas of common interest, including political, economic, cultural, and educational.

In a related context, the UAE top diplomat and Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in all areas during the telephone call.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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