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Cyprus and India sign cooperation protocol
2005-04-12 15:58:57

Nicosia, Apr 12 (CNA) – A cooperation protocol between Cyprus and India was signed here today aimed at further promoting existing bonds of friendship and strengthening cooperation in the field of the economy, commerce, industry, tourism, transport and health.

The protocol was signed on behalf of Cyprus by Director General of the Planning Bureau Andreas Moleskis and on behalf of India, Additional Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce Abhijit Sengupta who led an Indian delegation that visited Cyprus.

Speaking after the signing of the protocol, Moleskis referred to the close bonds of friendship and cooperation between India and Cyprus and thanked the people of India for the consistent support to the just struggle of Cyprus.

He also expressed satisfaction for the spirit of cooperation and understanding shown during the negotiations, noting that the protocol signed will contribute to further developing the economic and other relations between the two countries.

During the negotiations the two sides confirmed that there are many possibilities to further enhance cooperation in the existing and new fields.

It was also stressed that there are positive preconditions for developing commercial exchanges, enhancing cooperation in the fields of tourism, health, science, transport, training and information technology.

Sengupta was accompanied by India’s High Commissioner to Cyprus Neelam Dr. Sabharwal. He was received by House President Demetris Christofias and also met Health Minister Andreas Gavrielides and Acting General Secretary of the Commerce Ministry where they discussed issues of mutual interest.

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