Taiwan signs visa-free agreement with Solomon Islands

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/16
By: Emerson Lim

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) Taiwan and the Solomon Islands signed a mutual visa waiver agreement in Tuvalu Friday on the sidelines of the Pacific Islands Forum, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and his Solomon Islands counterpart Jeremiah Manele, witnessed by Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said in a statement.

According to MOFA, the agreement, which allows citizens from both countries to travel to each other's country without a visa and stay for 90 days, will be implemented after the two sides have completed their respective internal procedures.

This is the fifth visa-free agreement signed by Taiwan with one of its Pacific allies, after similar accords were signed with Nauru, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands and Palau.    [FULL  STORY]

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