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UAE reconsiders visa-on-arrival for citizens of 34 nations
Mabhouh assassination behind UAE’s review of its visa-on-arrival policy.
April 21, 2010 8:58 by Katherine Azmeh
Following the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the UAE has announced it will reconsider the issuance of visa on arrival
The move is designed to minizmize similar security breaches in the future, and will affect citizens of 34 countries, according to 21th April edition of Khaleej Times.
Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Tuesday that “the review of this issue will benefit the UAE and many other countries, adding that it provides an opportunity to reconsider the political and consular procedures and demand provision of beforehand visas,” as quoted by the newspaper.
The minister affirmed that the “UAE will continue tracking the Mabhouh assassins, showing the whole world that the country is a state of law, sovereignty and respect, “according to the newspaper.