Australia and Urugay sign a Working Holiday Agreement
Australia and Uruguay have signed new Working Holiday Agreement that will allow their citizens to enjoy extended holidays in each others country. Uruguay is currently the last country to sign a Working Holiday Agreement with Australia joining other countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America.
The Australian minister of Immigration Chris Bowen signed the agreement with the ambassador of Uruguay in Australia Alberto Fajardo in the Parliament house in Canberra. The agreement provides young university-educated Australian, who are aged between 18 and 30 years old to work and live in Ecuador for up to 12 months. The Working Holiday Visa will help its participants to experience new culture and will foster the economic and cultural ties between Australian and Uruguay. Furthermore the agreement reinforces the mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries, which is based on shared interests, greater economic cooperation, and growing trade and tourism links.
According to the Australian Immigration minister Chris Bowen there will be an initial limit of 200 people, who can participate in the program. In the upcoming months the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship will work hard in order to bring the agreement into effect so that young people from both countries can begin to enjoy the benefits of this visa program.
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