BAVARO, PUNTA CANA. — The countries of Guatemala and Honduras today joined the nations with which the Dominican Republic agrees to the abolition of visas for its citizens to travel as tourists. Similar agreements were announced yesterday with Paraguay and El Salvador, as part of V CELAC Summit taking place here. Earlier this month the same with Peru was made. Today's announcement was made by the Foreign Ministers Carlos Raul Morales Moscoso, of Guatemala, and Maria Dolores Aguero, of Honduras, after holding bilateral meetings with his Dominican counterpart Miguel Vargas Maldonado.

Reportedly, these agreements were concluded within the framework of integration policies, friendship and cooperation that promotes the Economic Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). In the case of Guatemala, the abolition of the visa is immediate and as for Honduras, will take effect as soon as the required legal procedures are exhausted. The foreign ministers of both countries will sign the agreement soon, he said.

During the meeting with Foreign Minister of Guatemala, the ministers exchanged views also on other issues of bilateral interest, with emphasis on the forthcoming signing of an agreement hazard mitigation under discussion.

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