The Second Inter-Ministerial Meeting on the Visa Facilitation Protocol under the Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement held at MoFA

The Second Inter-Ministerial Meeting on the Visa Facilitation Protocol under the Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement held at MoFA

The Second Inter-Ministerial Meeting on the Visa Facilitation Protocol under the Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement held at MoFA

Kabul 12, 2019- The Second Technical Inter-Ministerial Meeting on the Visa Facilitation Protocol under the Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement was held today at the RECCA Center for Research and Evaluation with the participation of representatives from the Administrative Office of the President, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Justice, Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Economic Cooperation Department, Consular Affairs Department, Regional Cooperation Department, and Law and Treaties Department from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting discussed the first draft protocol on visa facilitation. The draft protocol will be soon shared with other contracting parties and draft is expected to be finalized in the next Expert Group Meeting to be held in April in the Republic of Georgia.


Under Article 8 of the Agreement, the Contracting Parties agreed to develop and adopt a separate protocol on visa facilitation constituting an integral part of this Agreement.

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