SVG, Turkey sign visa abolition agreement
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July 27, 2007
SVG, Turkey sign visa abolition agreement

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Turkey have formally established a mutual visa abolition agreement.{{more}}

The Agreement on the Mutual Abolition of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official passports was signed Wednesday, July 11 in Havana, Cuba by Ambassadors Dexter Rose on behalf of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Sanivar Kizildeli of Turkey both resident in Havana, on behalf on the Governments of their respective nations.

The Agreement, which was signed in both the English and Turkish languages, specifies that Vincentian holders of diplomatic and official passports traveling to Turkey will not now require visas. Similarly, Turkish holders of diplomatic, service and special passports will be accorded the same visa waiver when traveling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Turkey established diplomatic relations on April 4, 2002. And Ambassador Sanivar Kizildeli presented her diplomatic credentials to Governor-General Sir Frederick Ballantyne on June 26, 2007 as non-resident ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Government of the Republic of Turkey recently donated 52 computers to the Government of SVG and is this year offering a minimum of three university scholarships for Vincentians to study in that country.