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Cyprus and India to set up committee for further cooperation
2006-04-12 11:21:02

by Athena Arsalidou

New Delhi, Apr 12 (CNA) - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decided today to set up a committee that would review areas of further cooperation between Cyprus and India.

The high level committee will be established upon a proposal presented today to the Indian Prime Minister by President Papadopoulos during their meeting in New Delhi.

According to CNA sources, the aim of this committee is to track any problems in the cooperation area, and to finally solve them. At the same time, the committee will suggest new ways of cooperation between India and Cyprus, in various areas, including economy, politics and culture.

The establishment of the committee has been welcomed by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

According to CNA sources, President Papadopoulos' meetings with the political leadership of India have been successful. India is considered a friendly nation to Cyprus that has supported the island in various international fora, mainly as regards the Cyprus question.

During his meetings, President Papadopoulos underlined Cyprus' support towards India's application to become a permanent member state of the United Nations Security Council.

Moreover, Cyprus reiterated its support towards India's aim to use its nuclear power stations, exclusively for energy purposes.

After the meeting with the Indian Prime Minister, the Postal Administrations of Cyprus and India presented a joint venture in philately, by releasing a set of stamps with facets of Indian and Cypriot cultures.

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