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Friday, 23 January 2015

Trinidad & Tobago: Visa-free travel in Schengen area by March

Trinidad and Tobago nationals shaould be able to travel visa-free to the 26 European countries of the Schengen area as early as March this eyar. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Trinidad and Tobago issued a press release on bi-lateral talks held between EU officials and ministers of the Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Dookeran said “great strides” had taken place. “Minister Dookeran highlighted the great strides made regarding the conclusion of a Short-stay Visa Waiver Agreement with the Schengen countries of Europe, with both sides envisaging the finalisation of the Agreement by the first quarter of 2015,” the EU’s local spokesperson said in the statement.  The talks were held in the context of Article 8 (1) of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement, which calls for the Parties to, “…regularly engage in a comprehensive, balanced and deep political dialogue, leading to commitments on both sides”.

Source: newsday.tt.com