CYPRUS: Indian FM Jaishankar to discuss strategic partnership, sign military MoU with Kasoulides

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Indian Foreign Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will visit Cyprus on December 29 and hold meetings with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

The meeting of the foreign ministers will be followed by extended consultations in the form of a working lunch with the participation of official delegations from the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

The two Ministers will make statements to the press at 15:00.

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"The focus of the discussions between the two ministers will be, inter alia the bilateral relations and the prospect of further deepening the cooperation between Cyprus and India in a wide range of sectors, the economic cooperation of the two countries, EU-India relations, the prospect of India's participation in a regional mechanism with countries of the region, Turkey's provocative actions against Cyprus, as well as current regional and international issues of mutual interest," the ministry said in a statement.

Jaishankar and Kasoulides will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on defence and military cooperation, as well as the document for the inclusion of Cyprus in the Global Solar Energy Alliance.

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Nikos Nouris will also sign with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India a Declaration of Intent to start negotiations with the aim of reaching an Agreement regarding immigration and mobility.

On December 30, the two Ministers will address the Cyprus-India business forum that will take place in Limassol in the presence of representatives of the Cyprus and India business sectors.

During his presence in Cyprus, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India will be received by the President of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Annita Demetriou.

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