Ukraine and China will begin intergovernmental consultations on the liberalization of the visa regime between the two countries in May.
The corresponding agreement was reached after the talks between Chinese and Ukrainian foreign ministers, Wang Yi and Pavlo Klimkin, on the sidelines of the 5th meeting of foreign affairs ministers of Member States and Observers of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, which was held in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Zhang Xiyun said at the second national forum on the support of export in Kyiv on Thursday.
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"Yesterday, the two ministers [of foreign affairs] of Ukraine and China agreed to start the dialogue on the liberalization of the visa regime [between the countries]. The consultations on the liberalization of the visa regime will start on May 10," he said.
According to the Chinese ambassador, since the beginning of 2016, a simplified visa regime for foreign citizens, including Ukrainians, has been already effective in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing.