Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome


New Delhi, April 28: The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the President’s House in the national capital.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Anastasiades. He was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt.

Later in the day, Anastasiades is slated to hold delegation-level talks with Modi. The two sides are also likely to sign agreements.

Anastasiades, who arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday, will fly off from New Delhi on Saturday.

This is his first visit to India.

Cyprus, the eighth largest foreign investor in India, has cumulative Foreign Direct Investment of above $8.5 billion in areas of financial leasing, stock exchange, auto manufacture, manufacturing industries, real estate, cargo handling, construction, shipping and logistics.

 Wefornews Bureau

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