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Venezuela and Sao Tome and Principe eliminate visas for special passports

Both countries ratify the will to strengthen the potential for cooperation in areas of common interest

On Wednesday, Venezuela and Saint Tomé and Principe signed an agreement on the elimination of the visa requirement for holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports, they signed.

This was announced by the Foreign Ministry on its social network account X.

According to information from the Foreign Ministry, the alliance will allow nationals of both countries - holders of diplomatic or current service passports - to enter, transit, stay and leave the territory of the parties, without the need to have a visa for a period of up to ninety (90) days, from the date of entry.

The agreement was signed at the “Antonio José de Sucre” Yellow House, in Caracas, by the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Yván Gil, and the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities, of Sao Tome and Principe, Patrice Emery. Trovoada and Gareth Guadalupe, respectively.

With this agreement, Caracas and Santo Tomé ratified the will to strengthen the potential for cooperation in areas of common interest, under the strategic vision of the Bolivarian Peace Diplomacy, oriented towards the construction of a multicentric and pluripolar world.

Venezuela formalized ties with Sao Tome and Principe on August 19, 2006. In 2009, the then Sao Tomé Minister of Foreign Business, Cooperation and Communities, Carlos Alberto Pires Tiny, made an official visit to Venezuela and signed the General Cooperation Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Political Consultation Mechanism.

Two years later, in 2011, Caracas and Sao Tome established cooperation alliances in parliamentary matters, with the visit to the country of a delegation from the National Liberation Movement Party of Sao Tome and Principe (MLSTP).

Likewise, on May 31, 2022, the National Assembly swore in the Venezuela-Africa Parliamentary Friendship Group (GAP), chaired by the Venezuelan deputy Jesús Suárez Chourio.

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