VESSEL ARMENIA WILL END JOURNEY IN CYPRUS

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Aug 4 2011
Armenia

Vessel Armenia is expected to arrive to Limassol (Cyprus) on August
11 at 7:00 p.m. local time, reposts "Cyprus Mail".

Limassol will be the final destination for vessel's epic world trip,
started on May 18, 2009 in Valencia, Spain.

The crew consists of seven Armenians including writer, traveler
and human rights activist Zori Balayan. Its mission is to increase
worldwide awareness about former maritime power of Armenian Kingdom
of Cilicia (1080-1375), which had special links to Cyprus of Lusignan
Dynasty.

The vessel is dedicated to Saint Mesrob Mashdotz who invented the
Armenian alphabet in 405 AD and the 1700th anniversary of Christianity
in Armenia. Thirty seven letters of the Armenian alphabet, the Armenian
Cross and Armenian symbol of eternity are featured on its hull.

Armenia's arrival in Limassol coincides with 20th anniversary of
independence of the Republic of Armenia and will be marked by special
ceremony with participation of President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias
and his Armenian Counterpart Serzh Sargsyan.