Libya, Tunisia and Egypt consider cancelling travel visas for citizens

Egypt, Tunisia and Libya will consider whether to allow citizens to travel among the three countries without the need for a visa. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is investigating the suggestion.

This comes after Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan foreign ministers issued what they call the "Cairo Declaration" on Sunday from Egypt's foreign affairs ministry. The declaration is an agreement towards political and economic cooperation.

The activation of joint economic cooperation would continue. The Arab Spring countries are trying to get their economies back to full capacity after instabilities caused by their respective revolutions. Through the Cairo Declaration they hope to facilitate commerce or encourage capital investments and working capital, which is considered to be the first step to achieve a cohesive Arabic economic market.

The trio stressed the importance of reinforcing cooperation in security, especially on the borders, in fighting terrorism, drug smuggling and illegal migration. The economy at the borders will be developed to address some of these security and migration issues.

(Source: Ahram Online)
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