In Paphos city of Cyprus, Armenian Genocide Park will be opened.
project, that will be opened with a ceremony on April 30, was
launched with the initiation of Vartkes Mahtesian, representative of
Armenian society in Cypriot Parliament.
Agos, Mahtesian said that Armenian Genocide Park was suggested in
2016 and then turned into a project. Accepted unanimously by Paphos
Municipal Council, the project was launched with the approval
of Mayor of Paphos Phedonas Phedonos. Deputy Mahtesian said, “This
green area crossing the streets of Charalambos Mouskos and Evagoras
Pllikarides is named as 'Armenian Genocide Park" for
commemorating and honoring 1.5 million innocent people who were
killed in 1915 Genocide." Also, a cross-stone (khachkar), which
is in UNESCO cultural heritage list and considered as a symbol of
Armenian land, will be put in the park. Mahtesian also said, "This
park will also be the symbol of friendship and mutual respect of
Armenian and Greek societies in Cyprus."