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Fiji and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that mutually exempts visa requirements for their citizens, Wego has learned. This landmark agreement was formalized by Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, the UAE’s Minister of State to the UAE Cabinet, in Dubai.
🌟A historic achievement to advance diplomatic ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Fiji. Prime Minister @slrabuka and H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, the UAE’s Minister of State to UAE Cabinet, signed a MOU on the Mutual Exemption of Entry Visa Requirements. 🇫🇯🤝🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/WzEyfgqvq0
— Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs (@Fiji_MOFA) December 3, 2023
The agreement allows passport holders of both nations, including diplomatic, special, ordinary, and service passports, to enter each other’s territories without a visa. This provision, valid for a minimum of six months, permits a stay of up to ninety days.
Prime Minister Rabuka welcomed this development, highlighting it as a new phase in the relationship between the UAE and Fiji. He emphasized the commitment to strengthening ties, boosting tourism, and fostering economic and cultural exchanges.
H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh echoed these sentiments, underscoring the agreement’s role in facilitating travel and deepening mutual understanding between the people of the UAE and Fiji. He hailed the MOU as a reflection of shared aspirations and values, and a significant step towards promoting tourism, business opportunities, and friendship.
The mutual visa exemption is anticipated to invigorate tourism, trade, and cultural exchanges between the UAE and Fiji. As both countries anticipate a future of enhanced collaboration and understanding, this pivotal agreement underscores their dedication to nurturing lasting and mutually advantageous relationships.