Friday, August 21, 2020

Nepal-Israel sign agreement on visa waiver for diplomatic passports holders

 Nepal and Israel today signed an agreement on visa waiver for diplomatic passports holders.

Ambassador to Israel Anjan Shakya and Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi signed an agreement at a special function held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel in Jerusalem, according to a press note issued by the Foreign Ministry. According to the arrangement, diplomatic passport holders of Nepal and Israel can enter each other's countries for 90 days without obtaining a visa.

Ambassador Shakya – after signing the agreement – suggested the Israeli foreign minister to extend the training period of Nepali students from the current 11 months. “The training period for best students, who are currently in Israel under the Learn and Earn Project, can be extended further so that they can gain additional knowledge expertise in their relevant fields,” she said.

Responding her, Israeli foreign minister also informed the resumption of employment opportunities to Nepali youths in the caregiving sector. “More Nepalis will be able to find jobs in Israel in the coming days,” he added.

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