KIEV, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Visa-free travel between Ukraine and Qatar came into effect on Friday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
The deal allows citizens of Ukraine and Qatar to stay in each other's respective country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.
According to local experts, the visa-free mechanism will help Ukraine and Qatar deepen their business ties and people-to-people exchanges.
The visa-free agreement between Ukraine and Qatar was signed during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's visit to Doha in March this year.
Last year, 14,263 Ukrainians traveled to Qatar, while Ukraine hosted 283 Qatari citizens.
Ukraine currently has visa-free agreements in place with more than 80 countries around the globe.