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“The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015” is going to be presented to the Armenian Church and Monastery with a ceremony to be held in Lefkoşa.

According to the statement of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, a special ceremony will be organized at 17:30 at the Armenian Church today.

At the ceremony, the President of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus George Markopouliotis, Europa Nostra Secretary General Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, responsible architect for the project of restoration Paolo Vitti, UNDP-ACT representative Christopher Louise and US Ambassador to Cyprus Kathleen Ann Doherty, will make speeches.

According to the statement, Architect Paolo Vitti was awarded the EU Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award on 11 June 2015 in Oslo, Norway at the Municipality Palace. Today’s special event will be held to celebrate the arrival of the award to Cyprus.

Funding for the restoration work was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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