March 4, 2024



Greece denies promising not to raise Parthenon Sculptures on UK visit


By Henry Zeffman, Harrison Jones & Chris Mason

Rishi Sunak cancelled his meeting with the Greek prime minister after it was felt a promise not to publicly discuss the Parthenon Sculptures was broken, Downing Street said.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the BBC on Sunday he wanted the artefacts – also known as the Elgin Marbles – returned from the British Museum to Greece.

The meeting was scrapped on Monday at late notice.

A Greek government source denied assurances were given to the UK.

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