Cyprus President begins contacts in Mumbai in the framework of a state visit

Meetings with Indian businessmen of the Bollywood industry in Mumbai, a visit to a monument for victims of terrorist attacks as well as a sight visit to Gateway of India Monument were on the agenda of Cyprus Presidents contacts during his first day of a state visit to India.

President Nicos Anastasiades, heading a delegation of Ministers, government officials and businessmen, arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. He was received by Indian businessmen and then he laid a wreath at a Monument for the victims of terrorists attacks in November 2008. The attacks took place at Taj Mahal hotel and Cypriot businessman Andreas Liveras was among the people who lost their lives.

On that day, a total of 16 attacks took place in other spots in the city, with dozens of victims. The names of all the victims are seen on the Monument and Liveras name is first on the list.

The President signed a book of condolences, pointing out that Cyprus stands firmly on the side of India and supports its struggle to combat terrorism.

President Anastasiades then visited the Gateway of India Monument, a fine sightseeing attraction of the city of Mumbai.

Later today he will have a meeting with Governor of Maharastra, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao.

Source: Cyprus News Agency