Cabo Verde approves waiver agreement for ordinary visas with Timor-Leste

14 April 2015

The government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) has ratified an agreement with Timor-Leste (East Timor) signed on 21 July 2014 to grant visa-free travel to ordinary passport holders of the two countries, the Minister of the Presidency and the Council of Ministers said in Praia.

Minister Démis Lobo Almeida said the agreement aims to exempt citizens of both countries from entry visa requirements, both in Cabo Verde and Timor-Leste.

The new agreement covers people with ordinary passports, including those travelling for tourism or business, said the minister.

The agreement between Cabo Verde and Timor-Leste on exemption of visas for ordinary passports was signed on 21 July, 2014, by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste, Jose Luis Guterres, and the then Cape Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Borges.

The Council of Ministers also approved a draft law to ratify the agreement with China on mutual exemption of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports. (macauhub/CN/CV/TL)