26 Jul 2022 11:26

Ukraine and Guatemala sign visa waiver agreement - Zelensky

MOSCOW. July 26 (Interfax) - An agreement has been signed between the governments of Ukraine and Guatemala to abolish visas requirements between the two countries, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a press briefing with President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei Falla during the latter's visit to Kyiv.

"This will contribute to the development of business and social ties between our countries, between our peoples," the Ukrainian media quoted Zelensky as saying.

Furthermore, a trade and economic dialogue has been launched between Ukraine and Guatemala on implementing projects without mediators, he said.

Guatemala also reaffirmed its interest in buying Ukrainian agricultural products and in developing trade ties with Ukraine.

According to Zelensky's press service, the parties also signed a joint statement, pledging to facilitate the development of cooperation in tourism by promoting direct ties between the two countries' tourism authorities, to take further steps to broaden their mutual diplomatic and consular presence and to comprehensively assist the respective missions' work.

Ukraine and Guatemala also reiterated their interest in expanding bilateral cooperation in education, science and technologies and agreed to intensify student and intern exchanges in the future and to facilitate the implementation of joint scientific projects.