President begins contacts in Indian capital

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who arrived last night in New Delhi, will visit on Thursday 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, 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 28 April, 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, Anastasiades will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj and 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, the two sides will sign bilateral agreements.

In the evening, the President will attend an official dinner hosted in his honor by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

Source: Cyprus News Agency