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State visit of President of Cyprus to India (25-29 April, 2017)

April 24, 2017

  • H.E. Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of Republic of Cyprus will be coming to India on a State Visit from April 25-29, 2017, at the invitation of Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
  • This is the first visit of the President Anastasiades to India. Earlier he had substantive meetings with Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015.
  • During the visit, President Anastasiades is scheduled to arrive at Mumbai on 25 April. There he will have a meeting with Governor of Maharashtra on 25 April and address a business forum on 26 April. He will travel to Delhi on 26 April. On 27 April, he will address a business forum and deliver a talk at Observer Research Foundation (ORF). On 28 April morning, he will be given a ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan followed by wreath laying by him at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi, Raj Ghat. His other engagements on that day include a meeting with Hon’ble Rashtrapatiji, who will host a banquet in the honour of President Anastasiades, and Delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Modi. Additionally, External Affairs Minister will call on President Anastasiades. President Anastasiades will leave Delhi on the early morning of 29 April.
  • India and Cyprus enjoy close, friendly and time-tested ties. On many global issues, both countries share similar views. Almost all Cypriot Presidents have come to India on State Visits. In October 2009, President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil paid a State visit to Cyprus. Cyprus and India enjoy robust economic ties. Cyprus is a major investor in India. With cumulative Foreign Direct Investment of above US$ 9 billion, Cyprus is the eighth largest foreign investor in India and has invested in areas such as financial leasing, stock exchange, auto manufacture, manufacturing industries, real estate, cargo handling, construction, shipping and logistics. There is also scope for cooperation in sectors like pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, tourism and film production. Some Agreements/MoUs are currently under negotiation and will be signed during the visit.

New Delhi
April 24, 2017

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