Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his dismay that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cancelled their scheduled meeting in London “a few hours before it was due”, in a statement on Monday evening.
The two leaders were scheduled to meet on Tuesday, as part of Mitsotakis’ working visit to the UK. The cancellation came at Sunak’s initiative.
Commenting on the move, Mitsotakis said that “Greece and Britain are joined by traditional ties of friendship, and the framework of our bilateral relations is especially broad.”
He noted that Greece’s stance on the Parthenon Sculptures is well known, adding that he was hoping “to have the opportunity to discuss it with my British counterpart, along with current challenges: Gaza, Ukraine, the climate crisis and migration.”
Anyone who believes his stance is right and fair is never afraid of debating, noted Mitsotakis.