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Prior visa waiver for UAE nationals going to Rwanda

Emiratis can now travel to Rwanda without prior visa arrangements

WAM
15:22 December 30, 2017

KIGALI: UAE nationals carrying diplomatic, private, VIP and regular passports can now travel to Rwanda without prior visa arrangements.

A memorandum of understanding towards this effect has been signed by Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community of Rwanda.

Under the MoU, Rwandan holders of diplomatic passports are as well exempted from the UAE prior-visa requirements.

The MoU was signed on the premises of the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs here where the two ministers exchanged views on a series of issues of mutual interest and ways of strengthening cooperation between the two friendly countries across various domains.

Al Hashemi affirmed the UAE’s keenness to advance relations with friendly African countries and open up fresh prospects of cooperation to accelerate development efforts in the continent.

On her part, Mushikiwabo underlined the importance of her country’s relations with the UAE, expressing Rwanda’s determination to boost trade exchange with the UAE and strengthen ties between business sectors in the two nations.