Belgium will now recognize Somali passports

Belgium's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reached an agreement with Somalia to officially recognize the diplomatic and service passports issued by the Horn of Africa nation.


The Belgians made the announcement on Twitter through their embassy in Kenya.

"The Embassy is happy to announce that from today on Belgium recognizes the diplomatic and service passports issued by Somalia."

A diplomatic passport is issued to accredited diplomats and their accompanying dependents for official international travel. A service passport is issued to government employees for work-related travel.

Dr. Ali S. Faqi, Somalia's Ambassador to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux) and the EU, confirmed the development to HOL. He added that Belgium is finalizing plans to accept standard tourist passports for civilians by January 2020. He also noted that only biometric e-passports issued after 2014 will be recognized.

"We welcome the decision by Belgium to recognize the Somali passport. This is a tremendous step in strengthening relations between our two nations," he told HOL by phone.

With this decision, Belgium joins Norway, France, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia in recognizing Somali passports.
 

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Belgium's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reached an agreement with Somalia to officially recognize the diplomatic and service passports issued by the Horn of Africa nation.


The Belgians made the announcement on Twitter through their embassy in Kenya.

"The Embassy is happy to announce that from today on Belgium recognizes the diplomatic and service passports issued by Somalia."

A diplomatic passport is issued to accredited diplomats and their accompanying dependents for official international travel. A service passport is issued to government employees for work-related travel.

Dr. Ali S. Faqi, Somalia's Ambassador to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux) and the EU, confirmed the development to HOL. He added that Belgium is finalizing plans to accept standard tourist passports for civilians by January 2020. He also noted that only biometric e-passports issued after 2014 will be recognized.

"We welcome the decision by Belgium to recognize the Somali passport. This is a tremendous step in strengthening relations between our two nations," he told HOL by phone.

With this decision, Belgium joins Norway, France, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia in recognizing Somali passports.
:mjlol: Rest of Somali will be in Europe because of this,:pachah1: just use Somali passport to go to Belgium then dip to any other eu nation:chrisfreshhah: they better maneuver quick before brexit:lolbron:
 

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