Greek PM to Seek British Counterpart’s Agreement to Marbles’ Return

Despite his unofficial support, King Charles is expected to maintain a neutral stance on the issue.


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to seek an agreement with his British counterpart Liz Truss over the return of the Elgin 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.

 

This article was previously published at ekathimerini.com



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