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Kosovo in talks for visa-free agreement with another Muslim country: Details inside

04:23 PM | 2 Feb, 2024
Kosovo in talks for visa-free agreement with another Muslim country: Details inside

DOHA - The authorities in Qatar and Kosova are exploring the option to waive visa requirements for citizens from both countries.

In a recent phone conversation between Kosovo's President Vjosa Osmani and Qatar's Amir Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani, it was revealed that both nations are exploring the possibility of lifting visa requirements to facilitate travel.

President Osmani, describing Amir Al Thani as a great friend and ally of Kosovo, emphasized their excellent ties though the discussion also covered other areas of cooperation related to investment and economy.

If the visa-free agreement is signed between the two countries, it would be interesting considering that Kosovo maintains an embassy in Qatar but Qatar does not currently have a diplomatic mission in Kosovo. 

Kosovo has recently been acknowledged by international players as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently signed an agreement granting visa-free entry to holders of Kosovo passports.

This visa waiver comes days after EU visa waiver for Kosovo, marking a pivotal shift as the nation's citizens can now travel to the Schengen zone without visas.

A few weeks ago, Spain also recognized Kosovo passports, granting them visa-free access, despite not formally acknowledging Kosovo as a sovereign state.

The Henley Passport Index in its latest rankings placed Kosovo at 68th spot as its passport grants its citizens visa-free access to 74 countries.

Kosovo, with a population of 1.8 million, declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is actively pursuing EU membership, despite recognition challenges from certain EU nations including Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and Slovakia.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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