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Ukraine, Qatar sign agreement on visa-free regime

Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft of this agreement
16:04, 20 March 2018

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Ukraine and Qatar signed an agreement on the mutual abolition of visa requirements. This was reported on March 20 by the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Pavlo Klimkin.

"Hello from Qatar. I signed several agreements, among them - the visa-free travel with Qatar. The visa-free breakthrough in the Bay, and not only there, continues,", "he wrote.

President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Ukrainians on this occasion.

"This increases the importance of the Ukrainian passport, which means even greater respect for Ukrainians. Unique tourist opportunities for Ukrainians will be created in Qatar and a large number of Qataris are expected to visit Ukraine," the president said.

The head of state also noted that Doha is an aviation hub and launched two planes a day from Kyiv.

"The agreement provides that citizens of Ukraine Qatar who use passports for traveling abroad, valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the states of the other party, can enter, leave, transit and stay without visas on its territory for up to 90 days within 180 days, " the press service of the Ukrainian president noted.

Related: Poroshenko pays official visit to Qatar

It is expected that the signing of the document will promote the cooperation between the countries, both in the consular, economic and humanitarian spheres, will allow bringing to a qualitatively new level the protection of the rights and interests of legal entities and individuals, activate contacts of business representatives, open additional opportunities for national tourist industries.

As it was reported earlier, Petro Poroshenko held the meeting with Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar during the official visit to the state.

It is noted that the sides positively noted the visible intensification of the Ukraine-Qatar relations and active development of the trade and economic cooperation. Particularly, during the negotiations the sides noted the presence of the various goods of agricultural industry complex and products of the domestic metallurgy at the Qatari market.

Related: Poroshenko to visit Kuwait and Qatar on March 18-20

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