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Ukraine, UAE Sign Memorandum On Visa-Free Regime

Ukraine, UAE Sign Memorandum On Visa-Free Regime

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Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum on introduction of visa-free regime.

Sviatoslav Tseholko, the press secretary for President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko,m wrote this on his Facebook page, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Ukraine and the UAE have agreed on visa-free regime," he wrote.

According to him, a memorandum on the matter has been signed following negotiations of President Petro Poroshenko with Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

According to Sviatoslav Tseholko, over 112,000 Ukrainians visited the United Arab Emirates in 2016.

President Petro Poroshenko expects a visa-free regime with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to become effective in December.

Poroshenko added that at his behest the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues negotiations with a number of countries on establishing a visa-free regime with Ukraine and preliminary announced that good news should be expected regarding this matter within the following months.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in May, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin stated that Ukraine has a visa-free regime with 52 countries, and that list will be expanded with 26 more countries in the European Union plus four countries in the Schengen area after receiving a visa-free regime with the EU.

According to Klimkin, the Foreign Ministry was also negoting with 27 more countries about providing a visa-free travel to Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Ukraine intended to sign agreements with Saudi Arabia on liberalization of visa regime and cooperation in the defense issues.

In February 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an agreement on military-technical cooperation with the UAE and the Ukroboronprom state defense concern opened an office in Abu Dhabi in February.