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EU, US to boost efforts to end visa row

AP  |  Brussels 

The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the to suspend visa-free travel in for US citizens.

The says that under their visa-waiver agreement must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas.


But refuses to do so for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of US

In Malta today, and US security officials said they "intend to step up efforts to improve security cooperation with a view to assisting (the five) in advancing more rapidly toward the fulfilment of the requirements" for a visa-waiver.

They agreed to hold regular technical talks to monitor progress.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 22:48 IST
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