Johnson for Parthenon Sculptures: This is a matter for the British Museum Council

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“Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed his Greek counterpart to Downing Street today. The leaders first of all highlighted the value of Greek-British relations as we mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek revolution for independence.” This is emphasized, among other things, by the announcement issued by the British Prime Minister’s Office after the Johnson-Mitsotakis meeting in London.

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The two leaders agreed to continue working together to strengthen ties in many areas such as trade, education and tourism, the statement said.

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Regarding the pandemic, Downing Street points out that the two prime ministers welcomed the course of vaccinations in the two countries, which, as they said, allows travel between their citizens again.

On climate change, the two leaders agreed that the recent Glasgow Climate Conference was a success, as “the ambitious goal of zero air emissions has been set”. In this context, they also discussed the important role that technology can play in producing clean and renewable energy sources.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed skepticism about the EU’s Northern Ireland protocol, stressing that there are significant gaps between the two positions and that it remains a priority for us (the British side) to find a common solution.

The two leaders also discussed many other issues, the British prime minister’s office said in a statement, such as “the Cyprus issue, the Libyan issue and their common concern for Bosnia and Herzegovina.” On the Cyprus issue, the two leaders agreed to work together to find a viable solution.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures, Downing Street said in a statement, while Boris Johnson replied “that he understands the power of the Greek people’s feelings on this issue”, but reiterated the United States’ firm position. Basil that it is an issue that concerns the council of the British Museum. Finally, the two prime ministers agreed that this issue will not affect their bilateral relations, concludes the announcement of Downing Street.

Source: AMPE

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