ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Cuba on Wednesday signed an agreement to partially withdraw visa condition between the two countries.
Interior Secretary Azam Suleman and Cuban Ambassador in Pakistan Gabriel Capote signed the document in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Cuban Vice President Roberto Morales Ojeda were also present during the signing ceremony.
The agreement will be applicable to only the people having official passport and diplomatic positions.
Under the agreement, the people who have diplomatic, official and special passports will not require visa to enter each other’s country.
The visa agreement will help expand bilateral relations and strengthen trade, cultural and diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Pakistan seeks enhanced economic cooperation with Cuba
Talking to Cuban Vice President Roberto Morales Odeja in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday underlined the need for enhancing economic cooperation and people to people exchanges between Pakistan and Cuba to strengthen bilateral ties.
He said there was enormous potential for Pakistan and Cuba to enhance cooperation in health and agricultural sectors.
Appreciating the Cuban advancement in the field of bio-technology, the foreign minister proposed collaboration in research and development for production of life saving vaccines.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also briefed the Cuban delegation on India’s unilateral and illegal actions of August 5 in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
While highlighting the ongoing sufferings of the innocent people, he encouraged Cuba to raise its voice against the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.