PM announces visa on arrival for four countries

Written by: Nitsi
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Manmohan Singh
Hanoi, Oct 30: Addressing at the 8th India-Asean summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced visa on arrival facility to nationals of Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos from Jan 2011 on Saturday, Oct 30 in Hanoi.

Keen on India's deeper cooperation with the South East Asia, Singh pressed for early completion of free trade agreement in Services, Investment and implementation of pact on Goods signed in 2009.

"The conclusion of a Services and Investment Agreement will be an important step in our goal of comprehensive economic cooperation," he told in the gathering.

He also announced that India would set up a Centre for Tracking and Data Reception and an imaging facility for Asean countries.

Referring to cooperation in political and security matters, the Prime Minister said: "These are important areas of our cooperation not only because of the common threats that we face but also because such cooperation helps to built mutual trust and understanding."

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