On May 30 in Astana, the foreign ministers of Argentina and Kazakhstan have inked an agreement to set up a visa-free regime. The agreement was part of a series of deals made with Latin American nations and elsewhere that Kazakhstan is developing to make travel easier for its citizens, Altai Nurbekov writes for Astana Times.

Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov met with Foreign Minister of Argentina, Hector Timerman during a visit on part of the latter to Kazakhstan. His was the first visit of a foreign minister from a Latin American country to Astana.

The agreement on visa-free travel for citizens of both countries is expected to provide a powerful impetus to deepening  cooperation between the two nations. Kazakhstan signed a similar deal last year with Brazil.

Idrissov said Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry would continue to take steps to establish a visa-free system with countries across the world, starting with Chile, with which Kazakhstan agreed last year on visa-free travel for the official delegations of the two countries.

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