Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski agreed Thursday to offer mutual visa-free visits as part of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations, Foreign Ministry officials said.

Starting as early as April, travelers from both countries will be able to make visa-free visits for up to three months, the officials said. Currently, tourists and businesspeople must apply for a visa. Hashimoto and Kwasniewski also agreed to a regular vice foreign ministerial meeting to strengthen political dialogue between the two countries, they said.

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