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Which country has exempted Indian citizens from submitting police clearance certificates for obtaining a visa?
A)
Qatar
B)
Saudi Arabia
C)
Egypt
D)
United Arab Emirates

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Saudi Arabia


Owing to strong ties and strategic partnership with India, Saudi Arabia on Thursday(17th Nov 2022) announced the exemption of Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to obtain a visa for travelling to Saudi Arabia.
 
The Saudi Embassy in New Delhi tweeted on its official handle and said that the PCC will no longer be a requirement for Indian citizens and the decision has been taken as a part of the efforts of the two countries to strengthen their relations further.
 
In a statement issued on Thursday(17th Nov 2022) via social media, the Saudi Embassy made the announcement and appreciated the contribution of over two million Indian citizens living in the country.
 
“The PCC will no longer require Indian citizens to obtain a visa for travelling to Saudi Arabia. This decision has been taken as a part of the efforts of the two countries to strengthen their relations further. The Embassy appreciates the contribution of over two million Indian citizens living peacefully in the Kingdom”.
 
India-Saudi Arabia relations have strengthened considerably over the past few years including in political, security, energy, trade, investment, health, food security, cultural and defence fields.
 
The top leadership of both countries remained in close touch even during the Covid-19 pandemic..

Source : The Print

Published On : November 18, 2022
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