(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 19. The first consular
consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Azerbaijan and UAE
have been held in Abu Dhabi, trend reports.
The Azerbaijani delegation at the consultations was led by the
Head of the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry Emil
Safarov, and the UAE delegation - by Assistant Deputy Secretary of
the Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Faisal Lutfi.
During the consular consultations, the current state and
prospects for the development of cooperation in the consular sphere
with an important partner country for Azerbaijan - UAE, including
the signing of new bilateral documents in this area and the
possibility of digitizing consular services, were considered.
Besides, on the basis of the "Memorandum of Understanding
between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the
Government of the United Arab Emirates on exemption from entry
visas for persons holding general civil, diplomatic and
special/service passports", a detailed exchange of views took place
on the application of a visa-free regime from July 8 this year in
relation to citizens of both countries who have general civil
The parties, exchanging experience on the latest innovations
implemented in the consular sector, also stressed the importance of
strengthening ties between the two countries in the field of
migration, justice and other areas.
An agreement was reached between the parties to hold the next
meeting of consular consultations in 2024 in Baku.
The visa-free regime between Azerbaijan and the UAE was
introduced on July 8, 2023. The period of visa-free residence in
both countries is 90 days.
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