Pakistan signs visa-free agreement with Cuba

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Pakistan signs visa-free agreement with Cuba
A cathedral in Havana, in a district on the World Heritage List.

Islamabad - The two sides also discussed the need for enhancing people to people ties.


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Published: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 1:18 PM

Last updated: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 4:00 PM

Pakistan and Cuba on Wednesday signed the agreement on the exemption from visa requirement for diplomatic and official passport holders. Secretary, Ministry of Interior signed the agreement on behalf of Pakistan. The agreement would facilitate the travel of the officials of the two countries.

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday also underlined the need for enhancing economic cooperation and people to people exchanges between Pakistan and Cuba in order to deepen and strengthen the bilateral ties.

He expressed these views during the wide-ranging talks with Vice President of Cuba Roberto Morales Odeja along with his delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Cuban delegation is on a three-day bilateral visit to Islamabad, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The foreign minister highlighted the excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Cuba.

He reiterated Pakistan's gratitude for the generous and unprecedented support offered by Cuba after the October 2005 earthquake.

He added that there was enormous potential for Pakistan and Cuba to enhance cooperation in the health and agricultural sectors.

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