Anastasiades arrives in India for 4-day state visit
President Nicos Anastasiades has arrived in Mumbai, India for a four-day state visit, heading a government delegation, accompanied by Cypriot entrepreneurs.
The Ministers of Finance, Energy, Transports, Agriculture and the Government Spokesman are part of the delegation accompanying the President.
According to an announcement from the President’s office, during his stay in Mumbai, the President of the Republic will meet with the Governor of Maharashtra state, capital of which is Mumbai, and he will also visit the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
It is expected that President will also go on a guided tour of studios of the film industry of Mumbai and of the historic centre of the city.
On the next day, the President of the Republic will pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack of November 2008 in Mumbai.
Later on he will attend the business forum organised by the business associations of Cyprus and Mumbai at which he will be the keynote speaker.
In the evening President Anastasiades will depart for New Delhi where on April 27 he will visit the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (Gandhi Smriti) and pay tribute to the great leader of India.
He will then attend the business forum organized by the business associations of Cyprus and New Delhi.
In the afternoon of April 27, President Anastasiades will be the keynote speaker at an event organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) think tank on “The EU-India Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century; A Cyprus Perspective.”
On April 28, the President of the Republic will visit the Presidential Palace where he will be officially welcomed by the President of India, and later on he will visit the Gandhi Mausoleum.
Later on at the same day, the President of the Republic will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj.
Afterward he will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The President and the Cypriot delegation will later attend a working lunch hosted by the Prime Minister. After the lunch, bilateral agreements between the two countries will be signed.
In the evening, the President of the Republic will attend an official dinner hosted in his honour by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
The President of the Republic will leave New Delhi for Brussels early in the morning of 29 April, while the members of the Cypriot delegation will depart also early in the morning for Cyprus.