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Uzbekistan to allow Emiratis 30-day stay without pre-entry visa


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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced that UAE residents can enter Uzbekistan for a period not exceeding 30 days without a pre-entry visa.

The decision, which will come into effect on the Jan.1, 2020, was announced through a related decree signed by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan.

The decision stipulates that it is necessary to present a residency permit valid for at least 90 days upon entering Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan exempted UAE citizens holding diplomatic, private, and ordinary passports from requiring pre-entry visas in March.

Last month Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, discussed, with a UAE government delegation, led by Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, ways developing the strategic partnership between the UAE and Uzbekistan in the area of government modernisation.

Aripov praised the developing partnership between the two countries and their achievements in the area of government modernisation, as well as the efforts of their working teams.

Gergawi lauded the UAE’s partnership with Uzbekistan’s government, stressing that the UAE government is keen to reinforce its international partnerships to improve government work.

The meeting addressed ways of reinforcing the partnership between the two countries, to achieve success in the development and launch of joint initiatives. It also discussed the implementation of strategic partnership initiatives that comprise 20 pillars and 130 initiatives and projects.

Recently, the UAE government organised several knowledge sessions and specialist workshops, attended by over 500 government employees from Uzbekistan.

The hosting of the sessions is part of the strategic partnership in government modernisation signed by the two countries.

The UAE government held workshops and knowledge sessions in Dubai and the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, which included training a high-level Uzbek government delegation that recently visited the country, led by Olimjon Turyshev, Uzbekistan Deputy Minister of Innovation and Development.

These sessions focussed on the development mechanisms adopted by the UAE government in various areas of public sector work while the training courses and workshops organised in Tashkent addressed ways of improving the work of services centres.

The workshops also addressed ways of improving the communication and management skills of customer service staff to reinforce their skills, especially in ensuring customer satisfaction and achieving organisational development.


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