Cabinet approves India-Egypt accord on visa

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New Delhi, Jan 17: The Cabinet today gave its approval to signing of an agreement between India and Egypt on the abolition of visa requirement for diplomatic and official passport holders.

Briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi said the agreement would also allow a citizen of a country to stay in the other country for a maximum period of 90 days without a visa. Mr Dasmunsi said the agreement would facilitate visa-free travel between India and Egypt for diplomatic and official passport holders while entering, transiting through and exiting from the two countries.

He said it would also facilitate in issuing of residence visa, valid for the duration of the assignment, to members of diplomatic or consular missions.

India has already entered into similar agreements with 35 other countries.


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