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Mitsotakis: “Unfortunate incident that won’t affect Greece-UK relations” (POLL)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday described the abrupt cancellation of his planned meeting with UK counterpart Rishi Sunak in London as an “unfortunate incident.” Despite this, he expressed confidence that it would not have any impact on bilateral ties.

“This unfortunate incident… will not affect Greek-British relations. It had a positive aspect, as our just request for the reunification of the sculptures gained even greater publicity,” he said during a meeting with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Sakellaropoulou voiced confidence in Greece’s cause, stating, “τhe reunification of the sculptures, a request made since the establishment of the [modern Greek] state, has garnered understanding from the international community and the British public, marking a significant gain. The just demand of our country will find a response.”

At the same time, following a meeting with his British counterpart, David Cameron, at the sideline of NATO foreign ministers meeting, Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis stated that “the request for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles is a request that arises from law, from history and from universal cultural values.”

“Regardless of this, it is our belief that the bilateral relations between Greece and the United Kingdom should be at a good level and we will work with my counterpart in this direction,” he underlined.

POLL: Should the Parthenon Marbles return to Greece?

Should the Parthenon Marbles return to Greece?

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