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UAE to lift entry visa requirement for Canadians from next month

canadian-visas-for-uaeSign deal to restore old visa regime; 40,000 Canadians live and work in the UAE

The UAE and Canada on Tuesday signed agreements of strategic interests including restoring the old visa regime.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Foreign Minister, met today John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada, who is currently on a visit to the UAE.

During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah and Baird discussed UAE-Canadian relations and the ways to enhance them to serve the mutual interests of the two countries.

The UAE and Canada are keen to build the strategic relations and cooperation in many fields such as trade, health, higher education, infrastructure, security and peaceful nuclear energy.

Some 40,000 Canadians live and work in the UAE, and over 150 Canadian companies have chosen the UAE as their base of operations for the wider Middle East and North Africa, MENA, region because of the UAE’s well-developed infrastructure, business-friendly environment and its geographical position, allowing easy access throughout MENA, the South Asian countries, Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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