Ankara, Kiev to sign deal for passport-free travel

Ukrainian citizens will be able to enter Turkey by showing national ID cards and vice versa, Vladimir Groysman says 

Ankara, Kiev to sign deal for passport-free travel

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ukraine and Turkey will sign an agreement allowing their citizens to travel to each other’s countries without passports, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman has said, just ahead of a two-day visit to Turkey starting Tuesday.

"An important step will be taken during my visit to Turkey," Groysman said on Friday. Groysman will pay a two-day visit to the capital Ankara on March 14-15. 

"Ukrainian citizens can travel to Turkey and Turkish citizens can travel to Ukraine with their national identities thanks to an agreement that will be signed between the governments of Ukraine and Turkey," Groysman said.

Groysman added the two countries should also increase mutual flights. "Ukrainians know very well Turkey and Turkey's tourism opportunities," he said.

Previously, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Ukraine’s capital Kiev that citizens would be able to just show their national identity to gain entry into Ukraine and vice versa.

Groysman said: "When we remove the obstacles, the tourist flow will increase." The premier added that over 1 million Ukrainian tourists visit Turkey every year. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Mart 2017, 11:29