Thailand, Timor-Leste agree on visa waivers

By VNA   June 23, 2024 | 05:14 pm PT
Thailand, Timor-Leste agree on visa waivers
Umbrellas are seen in a restaurant as tourists enjoy a beach in the island of Phuket in Thailand, Jan. 19, 2023. Photo by Reuters
Thailand and Timor-Leste have agreed to waive visa requirements for tourists with ordinary passports, with the goal of promoting tourism between the two countries even further.

The agreement came after Bendito dos Santos Freitas, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste, paid an official visit to Thailand on June 20-21.

The visa exemption lasts for up to 30 days.

The agreement's objectives, according to deputy government spokeswoman Radklao Intawong Suwankiri, are to make it easier for Thai and Timor-Leste citizens to travel between the two countries.

During the visit, Freitas met with his Thai counterpart, Maris Sangiampongsa, on June 21.

According to a statement from Thailand's Foreign Affairs Ministry, both sides were pleased with the bilateral close relations and friendship.

They discussed how to strengthen bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas, including military-to-military cooperation, United Nations peacekeeping operations, and military education.

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