Maldives-Ghana execute MoU for mutual visa exemption

Maldives-Ghana executes MoU on mutual visa exemption on March 15, 2023. (Photo/Foreign Ministry)

The governments of Maldives and Ghana, on Wednesday, has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual visa exemption.

Two key agreements were executed between both governments during a special ceremony held at the Marlborough House in London on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London. Maldives was represented by Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid during the signing while Ghana was represented by Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

The details of the agreements are as follows;

Agreement between the Government of Maldives and the Government of Ghana on Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements for their Respective Nationals

Memorandum of Understanding between the Maldivian Foreign Ministry and Ghanaian Foreign Minister on Political Consultation

Maldivian Foreign Ministry described the agreements executed on Wednesday as a step towards closer bilateral exchange between Ghana and Maldives through periodic consultations between the foreign ministries of both nations and increased people-to-people contact facilitated through mutual exemption of visa.

Maldives and Ghana established diplomatic relations on August 10, 1989.