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India, Cyprus sign 4 agreements


India and Cyprus have signed four agreements after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The areas in which the MoUs have been exchanged are Air Services, Agriculture, Merchant Shipping and Culture Education.

Later, in a press statement, Prime Minister Modi said, India firmly supports sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Cyprus and has contributed personnel for UN peace keeping in Cyprus. Mr Modi said the two countries have agreed on need for all countries to decisively act against states that generate, support, shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions.

The Prime Minister said, India offers excellent investment opportunities for Cypriot entrepreneurs. He appreciated Cyprus’s support for India’s claim for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council.

Earlier, in the morning Mr Anastasiades was accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Mr. Anastasiades being received by the President Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ceremonial reception. Later, Mr Anastasiades laid wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi at Raj Ghat.

The visiting dignitary will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi today.

Mr Anastasiades arrived in New Delhi Wednesday night on the second leg of his five-day visit to India.

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