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Maldives signs visa exemption agreement with Morocco

Mariyam Malsa
16 November 2019, MVT 13:22
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid signing the visa waiver agreement. PHOTO: MISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Mariyam Malsa
16 November 2019, MVT 13:22

Maldives and the Kingdom of Morocco, on Friday, signed an agreement facilitating visa exemption for citizens of both countries.

As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldivians will be permitted to travel to Morocco without a visa starting from February 2020.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid signed the agreement during his meeting met with his Morrocan counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita.

During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, Minister Shahid also delivered a letter from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih addressed to King of Morocco Mohammed VI and conducted discussions on several topics of mutual interest.

Both ministers reiterated their commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in sectors such as economic cooperation, people to people contact, culture and heritage, education and climate change as well as counter-terrorism and radicalization.

Three other agreements were also signed during the meeting:

- Agreement for Islamic Cooperation between Maldives' Ministry of Islamic Affairs of Maldives and Morocco's Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs

- Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco

- Memorandum of Understanding between Maldives' Foreign Service Institute and Morocco's Foreign Service Academy

Minister Shahid was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel, Ambassador of Maldives to UAE Dr Hussain Niyaaz, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Shiaan and Assistant Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Moomina Ibrahim.

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