Dominica and the People’s Republic of China have signed an agreement for visa-free travel between the two countries.
The new protocols which apply to Dominica passport holders of all categories were signed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and His Excellency Lin Xianjiang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Dominica.
The visa-free agreement takes immediate effect.
Prime Minister Skerrit said the Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption will enhance relations between China and Dominica.
The Dominican leader said, “This clearly is a special dispensation and consideration, which China is granting especially in this pandemic period and so we are even more grateful for the signing of this agreement.”
“These bilateral relations are entrenched in our recognition that there is but one China. And as we have said many times, Dominica will assist, where it can, in the peaceful reunification of China,” Mr. Skerrit commented.
Dominica and China formally established diplomatic relations in March 2004.
Meantime, China’s new Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Lin Xianjiang (shin Jang), presented his credentials to the President, His Excellency Charles A. Savarin on Monday.