The Foreign Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, will pay a working visit to Cyprus tomorrow, December 29.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar will have a tete-a-tete meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, 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.
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 two ministers will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on defense and military cooperation, as well as the framework agreement for the accession of Cyprus to the International Solar 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 on Migration 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.