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Ukraine and Georgia agree on mutual cross of borders with ID passports

The Government stress that the agreement allows preserving and improve current visa-free regime between Ukraine and Georgia
18:58, 5 October 2018

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Ukraine and Georgia simplified the procedure of border crossing. It allows the citizens of both countries to travel with no visa with ID passports. Heads of the Governments Volodymyr Groysman and Mamuka Bakhtadze signed the relevant agreement in Kishinev, the press office of the Government reports.

According to the agreement, citizens of Ukraine and Georgia can stay on the territory of the other country with no visa for 90 days annually using their national identity document.

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The government emphasizes that the agreement allows preserving and improve current visa-free regime between Ukraine and Georgia on conditions established by the agreement on the visa-free travel of citizens of March 31, 1999.

‘The Cabinet of Ministers and the Georgian Government will continue developing the bilateral relations, facilitate the strengthening of interhuman contacts and ease the procedure for entry their citizens the territory of the other side,’ states the preamble of the agreement.

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Commenting on the signing of the documents, the Georgian Prime Minister claimed that barriers between people relations must be lifted along with the lift of trade barriers.

‘Strengthened cooperation is not only an economic decision but also common to humanity,’ Groysman added.

Earlier Ukraine and Georgia agreed to speed up the process of the implementation of trips between countries on inner biometric passports. The proper agreement was reached during the meeting of Oleksandr Saenko, the minister of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers and Mamuka Bakhtadze, the Prime Minister of Georgia that took place in Tbilisi.

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As we reported Ukraine intends to agree on the mutual cancelation of visa with Uruguay. Thus, the government approved the draft agreement with Uruguay on the mutual cancelation of visa demands and authorized ambassador to Argentine and concurrently to Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay Yury Dyudin to sign it.

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