The Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of the Republic of Burundi today signed the Agreement on Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements, which allows for the exemption of visas for single or multiple entry, exit or transit for both countries' nationals, for a period of 30 days.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by Her Excellency Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, and on behalf of the Government of Burundi by His Excellency Zéphyrin Maniratanga, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations. The signing ceremony was held in New York, at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations.

During the discussions at the signing ceremony, Permanent Representative Thilmeeza thanked the Government of Burundi for its commitment towards strengthening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries and conveyed hope that the signing of this agreement will increase avenues for engagement and people to people contact between the Maldives and Burundi. The Permanent Representative of Burundi also expressed keen interest in strengthening the bilateral ties with the Maldives.