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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Citizens of the UAE holding diplomatic and special passports will soon get visa-free entry into Thailand.
The exemption was announced after the UAE and Thailand signed a mutual visa waiver to facilitate the issuance of visas to the citizens of the two countries.
The agreement will enter into force after the completion of constitutional procedures in both countries.
The agreement includes visa exemption for Emirati citizens holding diplomatic and special passports to enter, exit and pass through Thai territories without a visa, with a stay period not exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of entry.
Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, the Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation and Waravuth Pouapinya, the Kingdom of Thailand’s designated ambassador to the UAE, signed the agreement following a bilateral meeting attended by Faisal Issa Lotfi, the Assistant Undersecretary for Consular Services Affairs at MoFAIC.
Khalid Abdullah highlighted the strength of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which were established 45 years ago, adding that this agreement aims to strengthen and enhance existing bilateral relations and friendship ties between the two countries.
He also hailed the volume of trade exchange between the two countries and the need to develop it institutionally, which will boost tourism and cultural exchanges, and lead to promoting new business, trade and investment opportunities.
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