Cyprus president arrives in India
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is in India for a 5-day visit. During the visit he is slated (आलोचना कर देना) to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. This is the first visit to India of President Anastasiades, who had substantive (मौलिक) meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2015.
The Cyprus president is being accompanied by the ministers of finance, energy, transport and agriculture on his visit.
On Thurday, he addressed a business forum and talked about Indo-Cyrpus economic relations.
On Friday 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.
Friday is also the main day of engagements.
He will hold delegation level talks with the prime minister. Cyprus has staunchly supported India on all issues of importance including publicly endorsing its support to India's bid for a permanent seat in the reformed UNSC.
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. The Indian community stands at around 3654. There are at present 670 Indian students studying in private colleges in Cyprus.