An official meeting was held on Monday, June 7 between the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of the Republic of Cyprus Costas Kadis and the Japanese Ambassador to Cyprus Izumi Seki.
As part of the event, it was decided to create a sakura (Japanese cherry) park in Cyprus.
The village of Kambos (Kampos), which is famous for its cherry orchards, was chosen as the place for the implementation of the joint project of the two countries.
The village is located in the northwestern part of the Marathasa valley in the Nicosia district, at an altitude of 910 meters above sea level. Geographically, it belongs to the Nicosia distict. Currently, Kambos is home to 400 local residents.
Ambassador Izumi Seki noted that the project is already under development. The day before, she met with the leadership of the Department of Forests of the Republic of Cyprus to discuss a plan to create a Sakura Park in Kambos.
The details of the project have not yet been announced, however, it is known that the project will take about a year.
Izumi Seki expressed her hope that Sakura Park will be opend next spring, during the cherry blossom season, or as part of the 2022 Sakura Festival in Kambos.
In addition, the head of the Japanese diplomatic mission assured the minister that she is ready to promote Cyprus as an "interesting travel destination for Japanese tourists."
Costas Kadis and Izumi Seki agreed that the opening of the new park will be an excellent opportunity to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Cyprus and Japan.