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8/2/2018 8:27:31 PM

Vietnam to work with Czech Republic in addressing visa-related issue

Vietnam is willing to cooperate with the Czech Republic to address difficulties in granting long-term visas for Vietnamese nationals for the purposes of employment or business in the European country, said spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang.

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Hang made the statement in reply to reporters’ questions about the Czech Republic’s decision to suspend the acceptance of work visa applications by Vietnamese nationals at the ministry’s regular press conference on August 2.

She said the two countries are enjoying fruitful multifaceted cooperation, expressing her hope that their coordination in this work will make it easier for the two sides to promote bilateral cooperation in many fields in accordance with the traditional friendship between the two nations.

The Czech Republic has recently suspended the acceptance of work visa applications by Vietnamese citizens.

The suspension applies to the visa applications for long-term residence with the aim of either employment or business activities.

According to Czech Minister of the Interior Jan Hamacek, at present, the priority of the Czech embassy in Vietnam is to accept residence applications for the purpose of family reuniting.

Hamacek, who is also acting Foreign Minister said “the measure has been taken as a result of the long-soaring number of applications submitted to the Czech diplomatic mission in Hanoi, whose capacity is overburdened, as well as due to the risks that the National Security Council (BRS) discussed recently.”

At present, the priority of the Czech embassy in Vietnam is to accept residence applications for the purpose of family reuniting, he added.

Czech employers’ demands for labour have been covered through the programme of special employee cards for citizens of Ukraine, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Serbia, which is enabled to grant a total of 24,000 such cards this year./.

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