|The Czech government decides to issue long -term visas to Vietnamese after a hiatus|
The Czech Government has decided to resume issue of long-term visas to Vietnamese, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Opletalova told the media at the Czech embassy in Ha Noi on December 31.
It had temporarily suspended long-term visas and stay permits in November.
Vietnamese ambassador to the country, Vuong Thua Phong, said a completely new system to provide equal opportunity to all visa applicants would soon be launched by the Czech embassy in Hanoi.
But it will not issue work and immigration visas until further notice.
The head of the Czech-Vietnamese Society, Marcel Winter, welcomed the ministry's decision.