Baku, Azerbaijan, October 4
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan has introduced a visa-free regime for Omani citizens for the period of up to 30 days, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Sultanate of Oman Najmedin Muhametali said, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
He made the statement during the meeting with the Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman Ahmed Al Mahrizi, and discussed the current state and prospects of tourist relations between Kazakhstan and Oman.
The Kazakh diplomat expressed confidence that such a step will not only strengthen relations in the tourism sector, but will also contribute to further expansion of trade, economic cooperation and partnership.
Al Mahrizi highly appreciating the decision of Kazakhstan, expressed gratitude and noted the need for similar measures from the Omani side. He emphasized that the procedure for issuing visas to Oman will also be facilitated for citizens of Kazakhstan.
As a first step, the Omani party will provide the opportunity to obtain electronic visas to citizens of Kazakhstan, and in the near future Kazakh residents will be able to obtain visas at airports and other border points of Oman (as citizens of the United States and other developed Western countries).
Al-Mahrizi noted the tourism potential of Kazakhstan and expressed confidence that the introduction of a visa-free regime will lead to a sharp increase in the number of Omani tourists in Kazakhstan. The parties also expressed hope for the opening of a direct flight between Kazakhstan and Oman in the near future, and agreed to take appropriate measures in this direction.
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