Kazakhstan and Brazil agree on visa-free regime
ASTANA. Oct 4 (Interfax-Kazakhstan)- Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov attended a ceremony of the opening of the Kazakh Embassy to Brazil.
The ceremony, which was also attended by Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, representatives of the public and the political establishment, the business community and diplomatic corps, was held on Thursday as part of Idrisov’s visit to Brazil, the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
During the Embassy opening ceremony the two ministers signed an agreement on abolishing visas for citizens of the two countries, according to the statement.
The ministers stated that upon completion of the internal procedures the agreement would enter into force and the citizens of the two countries could visit Kazakhstan and Brazil without visas. Kazakhstan plans to completion these procedures by early 2014.
According to the press office, during the negotiations in Brasilia, the country’s capital, the two ministers signed a number of documents, including memorandums on bilateral political, economic, trade and investment dialogue and on cooperation in sports, and issued a joint statement on issues on the bilateral agenda as well as regarding their positions as to global issues. In Brasilia Idrisov met students of the Diplomatic Academy named after Rio Branco, which is part of Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and a leading educational institution in the region.
Kazakh minister and his Brazilian counterpart agreed to establish partnership between this Academy and the Institute of Diplomacy of the Academy of State Administration under the Kazakh President by signing a relevant memorandum, the statement said.
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