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"The Dairy Culture of Cyprus" meets with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

July 15, 2021

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On this day, 6 copies of ‘’The Dairy Culture of Cyprus: History-Traditions-Folklore’’ edition in Greek and English were delivered by the president of ‘’Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum’’, Dr. Chrystalleni Lazarou and the president of Charalambides Christis Mr. Alexis Charalambides to the honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Nikos Christodoulidis.

The co-publishers of the book thanked the Minister for the introduction of the book. They stressed, among other things, the crucial role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in promoting the image of Cyprus and in promoting the halloumi and dairy products of Cyprus abroad.

During the meeting, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister, after congratulating the participants for the excellent initiative, said that this important work will be promoting the Cyprus Diplomatic Missions abroad for a good purpose, as it is a project that highlights an important part of our culture and history in a unique and well – documented way. He also assured that at the same time, relevant initiatives will be taken in cooperation with the co-authoritative Ministries and Services of the Republic for promotion through this unique edition of the culture and traditions of Cyprus in this field.

As a souvenir, a special edition card was given, which was written in words deriving from the Ancient Greek cheesemaking industry. These words have survived and have been used for almost 3000 years in the Cypriot dialect and testify to the roots of the Cypriot dairies and the identity of our place. Along with the card, a basket was gifted with a variety of dairy products by Charalambides Christis, the largest dairy industry of Cyprus. The products were in collectible packages, which represented the locations of Cyprus.

This luxury edition is carried out within the strategic cooperation of Charalambides Christis as well as sponsorships from the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment and the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

For More Information:

Dr. Chrystalleni Lazarou

President BoD, Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum

Mobile phone numbers: 99059820, 99295150

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