Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to seek an agreement with his British counterpart Liz Truss over the return of the Elgin (Parthenion) marbles to Athens according to a statement published in the Sunday Times.
“At a time when Truss will be looking to build her credibility and when the UK is sort of cornered in terms of its overall image after the [Queen’s] funeral it will be a fantastic gesture, and that’s what I’ll tell her,” said Mitsotakis to the Time’s Matthew Campbell.
The prime minister shared his belief that King Charles, with who he says he has a good personal relationship, will have to remain neutral on the issue due to his position, but is supportive of the initiative to re-unite the Parthenon marbles.
Mitsotakis stated that this belief is based on discussions held between the two men when Charles was Prince of Wales, and noted that sentiment in the United Kingdom is shifting.
PS Good luck with that… Until both PMs meet for the agreement Truss will most likely be no longer in office. And it’s not up to Britihs governments to decide for their return.
I agree with your “ps” KTG. On a side note I am surprised that PM Mitsotakis spoke on behalf of Prince Charles (now King Charles III) and his views on the return of the Parthenion marbles. I would assume personal conversations as such would be held under the “Chatham House rules” unless PM Mitsotakis was given the green light by Buckingham Palace.