: Ukraine and China agree to mutually simplify visa regime

10:42 May. 11, 2016

Ukraine and China agree to mutually simplify visa regime

Ukraine FM Pavlo Klimkin holds a talk with Chins FM Wang Yi during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on April 27, 2016 in China (Getty Images)

The parties discussed a range of migration and visa issues

Ukraine and China have agreed on implementing steps to soften mutual visa regime.

This is stated by the Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs following negotiations between heads of Ukraine's and China's consular services.

"We reached an agreement in principle on undertaking mutual steps to simplify the travelling regime for (our) citizens, as well as worked out key joint actions on visa liberalisation and effective interaction between the countries' relevant agencies to provide appropriate assistance to citizens abroad," said the statement.

The event featured representatives the Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Border Service Administration, the National Police, the Security Service, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the State Migration Service.

Read also European Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukraine

Ukraine's FM Pavlo Klimkin and Romania's FM Lazar Comanescu earlier signed an agreement on mutual abolition of fees for issuing long-term visas. Since now, Ukrainians and Romanians will be able to get a free permit to enter and stay in the countries for more than 90 days.

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