India and Fiji Sign Visa Exemption MoU for Diplomatic, Official Passport Holders

The exemption will allow both countries easier access to opportunities for collaboration, discussions, and meetings at all levels, and strengthen the close ties shared through people-to-people linkages.
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On Thursday, India and Fiji signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka were present for the MoU signing.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed to encourage more travel between the two countries and to advance mutual cooperation in key areas of development, particularly health and education.

Diplomatic and official passport holders from India and Fiji will be able to enter, transit through, stay in, and leave each other’s territories without a visa for up to 90 days.

Positive discussions took place between the two countries to advance mutual cooperation in key development areas, particularly health and education.

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Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka hailed the MoU exchange as a watershed moment and expressed hope for many more such initiatives to emerge as cooperation deepens.

Close and Long-standing Ties between India and Fiji

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasised the close and long-standing people-to-people ties that exist between India and Fiji. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work with the South Pacific country’s nation-building efforts in various sectors.

Jaishankar also thanked the Fijian government for its support of the 12th World Hindi Conference, which was held in Nadi. The external affairs minister will be in Fiji from February 15 to 17 to attend the conference.

Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka expressed gratitude to India for its assistance in times of great need, highlighting India’s provision of life-saving vaccines and humanitarian aid. He also thanked Prime Minister Modi and the Indian government for their assistance in co-hosting the 12th World Hindi Conference in Fiji.

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Conclusion

The MoU between India and Fiji on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders will facilitate access to opportunities for collaboration, discussions, and meetings at all levels. It will promote mutual cooperation and strengthen the two countries close and long-standing ties through people-to-people exchanges.

(With Inputs From ANI)


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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