10:09 01.11.2018

Visa-free travel with Qatar to fully operate from Nov 2

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Visa-free travel with Qatar to fully operate from Nov 2

Ukraine and Qatar have completed all the formalities for a start of a full-fledged visa-free regime on November 2, 2018, Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has said.

The simplification of the visa-free regime was discussed at the meeting between Avakov and Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha, the press service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine said on Wednesday.

In addition, Ukraine strengthens cooperation with Qatar in law enforcement, in particular the joint fight against cybercrime.

"New world - new challenges. We will create a strong chain of competent players in the field of cyber security and will become stronger together. Now we are effectively and in-depth working with the U.S., Canada, Germany and, despite the distance, with Australia. In addition, we have strong contacts with Europol and Interpol. In your region, we want to rely on work with your country," said Avakov.

The message notes that Ukraine will also help Qatar in the training of law enforcement specialists, in particular, will share the experience of training police special forces.

As reported, on March 20, 2018, an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Qatar on the mutual abolition of visa requirements was signed in the wake of talks between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The agreement stipulates that citizens of Ukraine and citizens of the State of Qatar who use passports for traveling abroad valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the state of the other Party may enter, leave, transit and stay without a visa on its territory for up to 90 days within 180 days.

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