“The relationship between the UK and Greece is hugely important. From our joint work within NATO, to tackling common challenges such as illegal migration, to joint efforts to resolve the crisis in the Middle East, Orient and the war in Ukraine,” a British government spokesperson said, reports ANA.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed dismay that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak canceled their planned meeting in London “just hours before the scheduled time”, in a statement Monday evening.
The two leaders were due to meet on Tuesday, as part of Mitsotakis’ working visit to the United Kingdom. The cancellation came at the initiative of Sunak.
Commenting on the decision, Mitsotakis said that “Greece and Great Britain are linked by traditional ties of friendship, and the framework of our bilateral relations is particularly broad.”
He stressed that Greece’s position on the Parthenon sculptures is well known, adding that he planned to “engage in a discussion with my British counterpart on this issue, as well as address important global challenges such as situation in Gaza and Ukraine, climate crisis and migration.
Those who strongly believe in the validity and justice of their positions never hesitate to engage in constructive argument and debate, Mitsotakis said.
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