Turkey, Lebanon lift visa requirements, 6 deals signed

Erdogan said that Turkey and Lebanon signed six agreements, including an arrangement envisaging removal of visa requirements reciprocally.

Turkey, Lebanon lift visa requirements, 6 deals signed

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Lebanon signed six agreements, including an arrangement envisaging removal of visa requirements reciprocally.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Din al-Hariri of Lebanon, Erdogan said the two countries also signed deals on areas of health, agriculture, military cooperation, transportation and education.

Erdogan said Lebanon started to take steps towards a peaceful future following establishment of the new government.

Following Turkey's recent diplomatic initiatives and its 'zero problem with neighbors' policy, number of countries lifting visa requirements on Turkey has risen to 55 after Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Jordan.

Below is the list of countries and special administrative regions that do not impose visa requirements on Turkey:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Albania, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Morocco, Fiji, the Philippines, Guatemala, Republic of South Africa, Georgia, Haiti, Croatia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Colombia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Kosovo, Costo Rica, Libya, Lebanon, Macau Special Administrative region, Macedonia, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Republic of Palau, Paraguay, St. Vincent-Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Swaziland, Chile, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Jordan, and Venezuela.


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