UAE, Colombia sign visa waiver

UAE and Colombia have signed an agreement on the mutual exemption of prior visa requirements for ordinary passport holders from both countries. The agreement was signed by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Luz Stella Jara Portilla, Vice Minister of Foreign Relations of Colombia, following their meeting as part of Sheikh Abdullah’s visit to Colombia.

“Relations between the two countries are steadily growing at all fronts, including trade, investment and cultural ties. Our relations could expand further to include cooperation in the fields of food security, services and tourism,” said Sheikh Abdullah.

“There are 4000 Colombians living in the UAE and actively contributing to the country’s economic development drive,” Sheikh Abdullah added.

For her part, the Colombian Vice Minister of Foreign relations hailed the visit of Sheikh Abdullah and underlined its importance in fostering bilateral relations. She has also appreciated the UAE’s keenness to advance cooperation to the best interest of the two friendly peoples.