Japan to simplify visa requirements for Ukrainians
Japan has decided to simplify from January 1, 2018, certain visa requirements for the Ukrainian citizens going on short-term visits to Japan, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Kazuyuki Nakane said during a Thursday meeting in Kyiv with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, according to MFA Ukraine's press service.
The simplification will promote better conditions for tourists, businessmen, and other citizens who repeatedly visit Japan, as well as encourage further strengthening of people-to-people interactions, the press service reports.
During the negotiations, the parties also discussed the current agenda of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan at the bilateral and multilateral levels, including the intensification of political dialogue, development of economic collaboration, and the DPRK issue.
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Both sides welcomed the establishment in Ukraine in the near future of the office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that will promote the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects.
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Mr. Nakane is visiting Ukraine to participate in the events dedicated to the Year of Japan in Ukraine.