At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which promotes teacher training in Holocaust education for Cypriot educators
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22 June 2016
The Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus H.E. Prof. Costas Kadis visited Yad Vashem today, Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Following a guided tour of the Holocaust History Museum and a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, the Minister, together with Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, signed the first Memorandum of Understanding between the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and Yad Vashem.
The new agreement will promote professional development of Cypriot educators in the field of Holocaust Studies and lays the groundwork for several projects in the field of teacher-training, including seminars for Cypriot educators to be held at Yad Vashem. "With the signing of this agreement we are committed to strengthening our relationship even further," Minister Kadis stated.
Cyprus's Ambassador to Israel H.E. Ms. Thessalia-Salina Shambos accompanied the Minister of Education and Culture throughout his visit to Yad Vashem. Citing the difficult journey endured by many Holocaust survivors on their way to Eretz Israel after the Holocaust, Ambassador Shambos reflected that "the fundamentals of the Holocaust is very important to Cyprus -the story of the Holocaust is a chapter in our common history."