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British PM hits back at Greece’s PM amid Parthenon marbles dispute

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The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has responded to frustration against his decision to cancel his meeting with Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday, November 27.

According to Yahoo News, Mr Sunak’s official spokesperson stated that the Greek government had issued “reassurances” that Mitsotakis would not utilise the visit as a “public platform to relitigate long settled matters”.

Visitors view the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, at the British Museum in London. Photo CNN.
Visitors view the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, at the British Museum in London. Photo: CNN.

However, after Mitsotakis spoke to BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday, declaring the marbles should be returned to Greece, Sunak’s decision to cancel was confirmed as he felt the meeting would not be productive in addressing other important matters of relevance.

Mr Sunak’s spokesman said Athens was “welcome” to make its position known on the marbles – but felt “those conversations are best had in private”.

Source: Yahoo News

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