In a first, Pakistan and Cuba ink important agreement

In a first, Pakistan and Cuba ink important agreement

ISLAMABAD - Cuba and Pakistan have signed an agreement granting a visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders.

Secretary Ministry of Interior signed the agreement on behalf of Pakistan. The agreement will facilitate travel for government officials between the two countries.

The agreement was signed at the Foreign Office after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with the Cuban Vice President and his delegation.

He underlined the need for enhancing economic cooperation and people to people exchange between Pakistan and Cuba to deepen and strengthen bilateral ties.

The Cuban delegation is on a three-day visit to Islamabad. The foreign minister highlighted the excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Cuba.

Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s gratitude for the generous support offered by Cuba after the October 2005 earthquake. He added that there is an enormous potential for Pakistan and Cuba to enhance cooperation in the health and agricultural sectors.