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In 2013, UNESCO added the Mediterranean diet to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity In 2013, UNESCO added the Mediterranean diet to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Group of Friends for the Mediterranean Diet Host Promotional Meeting

Group of Friends for the Mediterranean Diet: Culture, Healthy and Sustainable Food, founded by the Permanent Mission of Cyprus and the Permanent Mission of Italy for the Agenda 2030, held a meeting in the format of a working Mediterranean breakfast.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Kornelios Korneliou, ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations, on June 28 at the Permanent Mission of Greece.

In his opening remarks, Korneliou pointed out that the Mediterranean diet is an important part of Cyprus' history and culture. It also constitutes a symbol of the shared heritage of the countries of the Mediterranean basin. He added that Cyprus implements a number of policies, aiming to promote this healthy diet among the people, especially children.