India, Cyprus boost bilateral ties, ink four pacts

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades at Hyderabad house in New Delhi on April 28, 2017. PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades at Hyderabad house in New Delhi on April 28, 2017. PTI Photo

India and Cyprus discussed bilateral issues and strengthened their ties on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in Delhi.

Both countries signed four pacts after holding detailed discussion on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.

Both PM Modi President Anastasiades discussed the menace of terrorism.

“We agreed on the need for all countries to decisively act against states that generate, support, shelter and sustain violence factories in our regions,” said PM Modi in a joint press conference held after the meeting.

The two sides signed four pacts, including one for air services and cooperation in merchant shipping.

The two sides also agreed on the need of early reforms of the UNSC, Modi said and expressed India’s appreciation for Cyprus’ support to India’s bid for inclusion in it as a permanent member.

At a joint media event with the Cypriot leader, Modi said India has always stood with Cyprus on crucial issues and firmly supports its sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity.

(With inputs from PTI)