Diplomatic Dispute: UK Cancels Meeting with Greek PM Amid Parthenon Sculptures Row

Tensions flare as the British government abruptly cancels a meeting between Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over the long-standing Parthenon Sculptures controversy.

The cancellation follows Mitsotakis’ call for the return of the Elgin Marbles, comparing the situation to cutting the Mona Lisa in half. Mitsotakis expresses disappointment, rejecting an alternative meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden.

The dispute intensifies after Mitsotakis’ appearance on a BBC program, irritating Sunak. The British government stands firm on the marbles’ place in the British Museum, calling negotiations reckless.

The Labour Party’s stance on a potential loan arrangement adds complexity to the situation.

As the debate over repatriating artworks continues, the British Museum explores a loan deal with Greece. The dispute raises questions about cultural heritage and diplomatic relations. (Source: BBC News)


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