Cyprus News Agency
April 24 2014

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades [Nikos
Anastasiadis] and the government deplore the Armenian genocide and
support the efforts of the Armenians forworldwide recognition of
the genocide.

In a written statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the
Armeniangenocide, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides [Nikos
Christodoulidis] says that 'this crime is a stigma in the history of
humankind' and that Cyprus was one of thefirst countries to recognise
the genocide.

He adds that the President and the Government express their
solidaritywith the Armenian people and support efforts for the
worldwide recognitionof the genocide.