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EU takes into account Fiji request for visa waiver

June 16, 2015 4:58 am

The European Union has taken into account Fiji’s request to have visa free status in the 28 member states of the EU.

At the enhanced political dialogue in Suva, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama relayed to EU rep Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics Fiji’s interest to be included in Annex II of the Council Regulation – the listing of countries that don’t require visa when entering EU member states.

Rinkevics confirmed, the EU will take it into consideration when the Regulation is revised later this year.

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He says the final list of visa free countries will need to be agreed on by the European Union Council and the European Parliament.

Bainimarama noted that visa waiver continues to be one of the instruments Fiji uses to enhance its trade and diplomatic ties within the global community.

To date, 26 out of the 28 EU countries enjoy visa free status to Fiji.

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