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Solomon Islands signed visa-free MoU with United Arab Emirates

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Islands, Honourable George Milner Tozaka and his counterpart, Her Royal Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for visa free entry into each other’s countries by the respective passport holders of the two countries.

The MoU was signed at the end of a four day visit to Dubai, UAE, by Minister Tozaka on the invitation from Her Royal Highness Reem Al Hashimy, the Minister of State and International Cooperation for the UAE, reports Solomon Star.

Minister Tozaka was invited to attend the preparatory meeting for the Expo 2020 to be hosted in Dubai, UAE, from October 2020 to April 2021. The Meeting, which was convened from 19-20 October, was organized to inform the International Community on the progress that the UAE has accomplished so far in preparation for the Expo.

Minister Tozaka presented to Her Royal Highness Reem Al Hashimy, who is also the UAE’s Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau Director General, a letter of acceptance by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirming Solomon Islands participation in the forthcoming Expo 2020.

Solomon Islands was invited to participate at the Expo by His Royal Highness Sheik Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.