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Mozambique, Namibia abolish visas

2011-05-19 22:12

Johannesburg - The governments of Mozambique and Namibia have signed a pact in Windhoek abolishing entry visas for their citizens, Agncia de Informao de Moambique (AIM) reported on Thursday.

The agreement, signed by the interior ministers of both countries on Wednesday, also included clauses promoting political and diplomatic co-operation.

The visa pact was seen as a reciprocal action by Mozambique, after Namibia scrapped the entry requirements for citizens of Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries several years ago.

Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi said: "In essence, this memorandum of understanding formalises a practice that already exists between Mozambique and all the countries of the region."