Kazakhstan, Hong Kong sign agreement on abolition of visa requirements
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan and Chinese Special Administrative Region Hong Kong signed an agreement on mutual abolition of visa requirements on May 9, Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported.
The document was signed by Kazakh Foreign Ministry's executive secretary Rapil Zhoshybayev and Hong Kong Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee.
The agreement will allow Kazakh citizens to stay in Hong Kong and Hong Kong citizens to stay in Kazakhstan for 14 days without visa. The document will come into force after the completion of the necessary internal procedures.
Kazakh Foreign Ministry's executive secretary Rapil Zhoshybayev expressed hope that the signed document will contribute to further strengthening of bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China, giving additional impetus to the dialogue in business and tourism between Kazakhstan and Hong Kong.
In turn, Ambrose Lee said, the agreement is a significant step toward expanding trade, business and tourism between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan.