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Cuba and Singapore Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

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Cuba and Singapore Sign Visa Exemption AgreementHAVANA, Cuba, Jun 22 (acn) Foreign ministers Bruno Rodriguez, from Cuba, and K. Shanmugam, from Singapore, signed on Monday in Havana a visa exemption agreement between the two nations.

The agreement, which covers the reciprocal exemption from this requirement for holders of diplomatic, official, service and ordinary passports, is an expression of the interest of both countries to facilitate the free flow of their citizens and promote bilateral cooperation.
Before the signing, and upon officially welcoming the Foreign Minister of Singapore, Rodriguez asserted that Singapore plays a significant role in supporting Cuba in regional organizations, and that together they develop an agenda of international integration.
He further highlighted the active participation of Singapore in the Special Development Zone of Mariel, a fact he described as a symbol of bilateral cooperation, and stressed that the current situation is conducive to promoting cooperation in all spheres possible.
K. Shanmugam added that relations between Cuba and his country are relations of friendship, and recalled that at the United Nations they have always supported the lifting of the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.
While referring to the current state of relations, the Foreign Minister of Singapore said it's possible to deepen it in areas such as the economy, politics and strategy.
Cuba and the Republic of Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1997 and currently maintain economic-commercial ties in the field of biotechnology and the Special Development Zone of Mariel.

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