Cabinet approves India-Cyprus agreement on combating terrorism

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New Delhi, Dec 24 (UNI) The Cabinet today gave its ex-post facto approval to an agreement between India and Cyprus for 'Co-operation on Combating International Terrorism, Organised Crimes and Illicit Drug Trafficking'.

A Cabinet spokesman said the agreement would improve the effectiveness of the two countries in the prevention, investigation, prosecution and suppression of crimes, including those relating to terrorism and drug trafficking.

In addition, it would result in establishing a framework for enhancing cooperation between the officials of intelligence and law enforcement agencies of India and Cyprus, he said.

The Cabinet also gave its approval to the amendments in the Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Jordon, signed on October 16, 1989.

During the bilateral air services talks with Jordon held on Januaray 15-16, both the countries had agreed to modernise the existing ASA by amending its certain provisions.

The spokesman said these amendments in the existing ASA between India and Jordan had the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries, besides bringing aviation arrangements in line with the developments in international civil aviation.


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