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China to allow visa-free entry to another country, confirms PM

08:34 PM | 13 Jun, 2024
China to allow visa-free entry to another country, confirms PM

BEIJING - In a significant development aimed at cementing bilateral relations, China has announced to offer visa-free entry to New Zealand.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang announced on Thursday that the country will extend unilateral visa-free privileges to New Zealand. The announcement came during talks between Li and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon.

During the discussions, Premier Li emphasized the importance of enhancing ease of travel between the two nations, expressing China's hope for New Zealand to reciprocate by offering greater convenience for Chinese citizens visiting the island nation.

Although China has offered visa-free entry to scores of countries, the fresh decision underscores the ongoing efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties and promote tourism exchanges between China and New Zealand.

As both countries continue to explore more sectors for collaboration, the extension of visa-free status is expected to facilitate smoother travel procedures and enhance greater people-to-people exchanges in the future.

China not only faced criticism for its handling of Covid-19 but also faced economic brunt due to social distancing protocols which brought travel to a standstill. Soon after the restrictions were lifted, the country opened up to the outside world and offered visa-free entry to countries including Malaysia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. 

China has also signed a visa-free agreement with Thailand permanently from March this year and the country is still looking for ways to attract more and more tourists from across the world.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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