Armenian parliament ratifies visa facilitation and readmission agreements with EU

Armenian parliament ratifies visa facilitation and readmission agreements with EU

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Armenia’s National Assembly on Monday ratified the visa facilitation and readmission agreements signed with the European Union.

As many as 108 members of the 131-seat National Assembly (all deputies present in the chamber that day) voted in favor of the agreements.

Under the visa facilitation agreement Armenian citizens will face fewer hurdles in traveling to the EU for shorter stays. The agreement makes procedures quicker, less expensive and less bureaucratic.

The readmission agreement aims to establish, on the basis of reciprocity, rapid and effective procedures for the identification and safe and orderly return of persons residing in EU-member states without authorization.