Ordinary Passports Holders Soon Free From Visa Stress.
Felix Mbayu, The Minister Delegate in charge of the CommmonWealth at the Ministry of External Relations, recently, defended Bill No 1090/PJL/AN authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the cooperation agreement between the government of the Republic of Cameroon and the government of the United Arab Emirates on visa facilitation, at the Yaounde Conference Center in the presence of the law makers.
The importance of this bill according to the Minister Delegate who stood for the Minister of External Relation Lejeune Mbella Mbella, can never be under minded as the bill concerns visa exemptions for holders of diplomatic, service and ordinary passports. To him this is the first time that such exemptions concern holders of ordinary passport.
Felix Mbayu mention clearly » I am emphasising on ordinary passport because unlike any other agreement we have signed for the reciprocal exemptions of visas, this is the first that deals with ordinary passport ».It is very expedient for the Cameroon government to ratify such treaty because, over 60.000 Cameroonians move between the country and the United Arabs Emirates yearly as well as over 50.000 Cameroonians are residing in that country. There is no gainsaying that, the government of Cameroon wants to take advantage of the important economic giant role the United Arab Emirates plays in the world today by putting in place legal infrastructure in order to tap into the benefits.
Minister Felix Mbayu clearly explained that, this is reason the Head of State asked the Minister to negotiate this agreement with the country so as to make business endeavour easier for Cameroonians. Citizens who had plans traveling to the United Arab Emirates for business but were worried about obtaining a visa have the rights to smile now.
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