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Greek Prime Minister’s London visit canceled by Rishi Sunak 

A diplomatic dispute has broken out between the British and Greek countries over the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles.

A diplomatic dispute has broken out between the British and Greek countries over the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles.

Last-Minute Cancellation

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was scheduled to meet with Rishi Sunak in London, but the meeting was unexpectedly called off by No 10, causing a wave of disappointment. Mitsotakis expressed his profound disappointment regarding the abrupt cancellation to reporters.

Rejection of Alternative Arrangements

In response to the cancellation, Mitsotakis declined an alternative meeting proposed with the deputy prime minister, highlighting the significance of the initially planned discussion.

Context: The Parthenon Marbles Dispute

The cancellation occurred following Mitsotakis’ recent statement to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg regarding the return of the Parthenon Marbles. He emphasized the importance of reuniting these artefacts, comparing their split between London and Athens to dividing the Mona Lisa.

Disappointment and Advocacy for Dialogue

Addressing reporters, the Greek prime minister expressed his disappointment over the sudden cancellation of the meeting, emphasizing the value of constructive dialogue and debate for those who believe in the righteousness and justice of their stances.

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