Liberia-South Africa Governments Sign Visa Waiver for Officials


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THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA HAVE SIGNED A VISA WAIVER AGREEMENT FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL PASSPORTS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES.

 

THIS AGREEMENT WHICH WAS SIGNED ON APRIL 3, 2018, ON BEHALF OF THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT BY THE CHARGÉD’AFFAIRES OF THE EMBASSY OF LIBERIA IN SOUTH AFRICA, MR. MARTIN C. ALEXWYN KARPEH, WILL COME INTO FORCE ON MAY 4, 2018, AT 12:P.M. GMT.

 

THE SIGNING OF THIS AGREEMENT FURTHER STRENGTHENS THE BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN LIBERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA AND IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE DESIRES OF BOTH GOVERNMENTS TO PROMOTE TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES.

 

IT CAN BE RECALLED THAT ON AUGUST 11, 2017, FORMER PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF PAID A TWO-DAY STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA DURING WHICH PRIORITY AREAS OF BILATERAL COOPERATION WERE DISCUSSED WHICH COVERED AMONG OTHER, TRADE AND INVESTMENT, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, CONSTRUCTION, ENERGY, TELECOMMUNICATION, FINANCE AND MINING.

 

THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT WELCOMES THE SIGNING OF THIS IMPORTANT AGREEMENT AND WISHES TO INFORM THAT ONLY DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL ECOWAS E-PASSPORTS HOLDERS WILL BE ACCORDED EXEMPTION FROM VISA REQUIREMENTS BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT.