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President Kovind sets off on Europe tour

 President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind depart from Air Force Station, Palam on September 2, 2018.

President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind depart from Air Force Station, Palam on September 2, 2018.

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Cyprus on Sunday on the first leg of his three-nation tour to continue India’s high-level engagements with European countries.

The President and his wife were received by Cyprus’ Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Georgios Lakkotrypis at the Larnaca International Airport.

“Happy to begin my visit to Cyprus, one of our closest and most steadfast partners in the international community. My delegation and I bring warm and friendly currents from the Indian Ocean to the waters of the Mediterranean. Looking forward to a productive visit,” Mr. Kovind tweeted.

The President will also visit Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

This is his first overseas state visit in the second year of his presidency.


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