Gist: Nigeria Calls for Visa-free Regime Among C’wealth Countries  (Read 1193 times)

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The Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, said in Abuja that Nigeria with other countries will call for the adoption of a visa-free regime for Commonwealth countries in the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lank.

Onwuliri said that Vice-President Namadi Sambo would lead a delegation of top ranking Nigerian officials to the biennial meeting of the 53-member union in Colombo during the week.

She cited the report of Ramphal Institute on Movement of Commonwealth Citizens across borders, which captures the growing political will among member countries for a visa-free regime.

“Our interim position is for the introduction of a pilot scheme which will facilitate a visa-free regime with the commonwealth countries for holders of diplomatic and official passports.

“There is no doubt that a visa-free regime will promote trade, tourism and investments while enhancing the value of Commonwealth membership to citizens,’’ she said.
http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/nigeria-calls-visa-free-regime-among-c%E2%80%99wealth-countries


 

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