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Portugal has asked China to join the group of visa-free countries
Release time:2024-04-24
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Portugal's Economy Minister told Lusa on April 22 that Portugal would like to be included in the group of countries benefiting from visa exemptions to enter China, and that this has been communicated to Beijing.

“Portugal has signaled this matter, that we would very much like to be included in the group of countries” with the exemption, Pedro Reis told Lusa in Macau, where he is representing Portugal at the 6th ministerial conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, better known as Forum Macau.

In March, the Chinese government extended its visa-free policy for stays of up to 15 days to six European countries - Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg - after initially adopting the same measure for Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands at the end of last year.

(Source: SAPO, on April 22)