Yaounde: Parliament gives green light for Biya to ratify Italiano-Cameroon visa exemption agreement
The National Assembly has authorized President Biya to ratify the agreement on the mutual exemption of visas between Italy and Cameroon. The MPs made the decision today in Yaounde, the nation’s political capital. The law on the mutual exemption of visas for holders of diplomatic passport and service between Cameroon and Italy provides for two situations.
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands the case of nationals of States not party accredited in the territory of the other party. They will enter the territory of any State, transit through and stay without a visa for a residence time not exceeding 90 days over a period of 180 days. Then there is the case of diplomatic personnel or consular agents. This category will have to obtain a visa for accreditation. With the present agreement, they will subsequently be exempted from visa.
However, beneficiaries of the agreement are obliged to borrow the border points open to international traffic, and respect the law of the host State. The law on mutual exemption follows the agreement signed between Italy and Cameroon in March, during the visit of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Rita Akana (CIR)