PM says ‘unfortunate incident’ will not affect Greece-UK ties
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday described the abrupt cancellation of his planned meeting with UK counterpart Rishi Sunak in London as an "unfortunate incident." Despite this, he expressed confidence that it would not have any impact on bilateral ties.
"This unfortunate incident… will not affect Greek-British relations. It had a positive aspect, as our just request for the reunification of the sculptures gained even greater publicity," he said during a meeting with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
In response, Sakellaropoulou voiced confidence in Greece's cause, stating, "The reunification of the sculptures, a request made since the establishment of the [modern Greek] state, has garnered understanding from the international community and the British public, marking a significant gain. The just demand of our country will find a response."