10:42 May. 11, 2016
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.
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.