The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has disprove some media publications about a supposed visa waiver deal signed between Ghana and Malta during a Government delegation visit to the European country.
Explaining what really transpired, the Foreign Affairs Ministry explained that the visa waiver agreement deal does not extend to the general public but rather only applies to holders of diplomatic and service passports on official duties.
The press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also indicated that the agreement will come into force after both countries have been notified on the existing national legal procedures involved.
“It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that some media outlets are disseminating information that the Government of Ghana and Malta have signed a Visa Waiver deal during the recent state visit of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to Malta.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ministry wishes to make it clear that the Agreement on the visa waiver which was signed during the state visit applies only to holders of diplomatic and service passports on official assignment to the two countries.
“The agreement will come into force after notification of both parties of the completion of the required national legal procedures,” the statement added.
Source: CITI NEWSROOM, GHANA.