Turkey, Ukraine to sign passport-free travel deal

2017/3/14 16:09:34

Groysman also thanked the Turkish people and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity. "This is really important for us in these difficult times," he added. 


KYIV, Mar 14, 2017 (UBO) - Turkey and Ukraine will sign an agreement allowing their citizens to travel to each other's countries without passports, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said, just ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey starting Tuesday.


"An important step will be taken during my visit to Turkey," Groysman told Anadolu Agency on Friday. Groysman will pay a two-day visit to the capital Ankara on March 14-15.


"Ukrainian citizens can travel to Turkey and Turkish citizens can travel to Ukraine with their national identities thanks to an agreement that will be signed between the governments of Ukraine and Turkey," Groysman said.


Groysman added the two countries should also increase mutual flights. "Ukrainians know very well Turkey and Turkey's tourism opportunities," he said.


Previously, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in Ukraine's capital Kyiv that citizens would be able to just show their national identity to gain entry into Ukraine and vice versa.


Groysman said: "When we remove the obstacles, the tourist flow will increase." The premier added that over 1 million Ukrainian tourists visit Turkey every year.



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