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Pakistan and Cuba sign bilateral visa waiver agreement

Pakistan and Cuba sign bilateral visa waiver agreement
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Cuba have signed an agreement on the exclusion from visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders.
The Cuban delegation is on a three-day visit to Islamabad. They were offered training opportunities for Cuban diplomats at Pakistan’s Foreign Service Academy in Islamabad.
The agreement between the two would facilitate the travel of the officials of the two countries.

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The secretary of the ministry of interior signed the agreement on behalf of Pakistan. It was signed at the Foreign Office after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held wide-ranging talks with Cuban Vice President along with his delegation.
The foreign minister highlighted the outstanding bilateral relations between Pakistan and Cuba. 

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Qureshi repeated Pakistan’s gratitude for the generous and unprecedented support offered by Cuba after the October 2005 earthquake.
He added that there was immense potential for Pakistan and Cuba to improve cooperation in the health and agricultural sectors.
He also underlined the need to enhance economic cooperation and people to people exchanges in order to deepen and strengthen the bilateral ties.
Both the countries’ representatives agreed to enhance the bilateral cooperation in pharmaceutical, herbal medicine and biotechnology.

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