A ceremony to mark the conservation of the Ravelin Bastion and Land Gate in Famagusta old city wall will be held on 19 June.
All EU Ambassadors have been invited to attend the ceremony. However, it is noted that the Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry sent a note verbale to the foreign embassies in South Cyprus at the request of the antiquities department, regarding visits to sites in the north. It said the note was issued on June 4 along with letters from the antiquities department. The note reminded embassies that only the latter had the authority over monuments and sites in the north as the competent authority of the “Republic of Cyprus”.
The note was sent despite the fact that the restoration project in Famagusta was funded by the EU and managed by the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
CNA, Cyprus Mail