Chinese President supports return of Parthenon marbles

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The President of China, Xi Jinping, visited the Acropolis Museum, on Tuesday morning, accompanied by the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Before his departure from Greece on Tuesday, the Chinese President made the time to visit the Acropolis Museum, where he closely and intimately analysed the Parthenon Sculpture’s Room that Prime Minister Mitsotakis discussed during their lunch the day before.

President Xi Jinping and his wife were accompanied by Prokopis Pavlopoulos and his wife, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, as well as Dimitris Pantermalis, the President of the Acropolis Museum.

“Not only do I agree with the return of the Parthenon Sculptures but you will have our support, as we too have our own Chinese culture abroad and are trying to return home,” Chinese President Xi Jinping told Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

This statement was made by the President of China in front of the Caryatids at the Acropolis Museum, where he toured for an hour today.

Greek President, Mr Pavlopoulos called for the support of the Chinese counterpart for the return of the sculptures from the British Museum.

“The sculptures place is here and not in the British Museum. They keep them illegally. We ask for your support,” he said.

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