External Affairs Minister had a virtual meeting with H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus on 16 February 2021.
Both Ministers undertook a detailed review of bilateral ties, underpinned by long-standing historical and friendly relations as well as commonality of views on major international issues.
The two Ministers appreciated the upward trajectory in the bilateral ties witnessed in the recent years and agreed to maintain the momentum of high level exchanges, economic cooperation and people to people ties. Possibilities of cooperation to counter the COVID pandemic were also discussed.
Both Ministers also discussed a wide range of regional and multilateral issues especially in the context of India’s membership in the UNSC. Both Ministers discussed India-EU relations and agreed to work closely in the context of the forthcoming India-EU leaders summit proposed to be held in Portugal in May 2021.
Cyprus conveyed its decision to join International Solar Alliance.