Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected Athens' demands for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, also referred to as the Elgin Marbles .Boris Johnson has used his first interview with the ecu newspaper since becoming Prime Minister of england to deny the point-of-passage of the Parthenon Marbles in Greece.Johnson insisted that the statues faraway from the monument by Lord Elgin would remain in Britain since one among the world's most famous cultural rows, since they were legally acquired.
"I understand the strong feelings of the Greek people - and indeed Prime Minister Mitsotakis - on this issue," he told the Greek newspaper Ta NAA to discuss his newspaper's offer, in an interview with The Observer in 2019, lending. Asked to offer . This year priceless artifacts for London in exchange for having a stone on display in Athens.
The 2,500-year-old statues were faraway from the Acropolis 200 years ago and have long been the topic of controversy.Once there have been stones within the Ancient Greek Parthenon temple and other buildings on the Acropolis, but within the early 19th century Elgin was taken to Britain by employees working for Earl Bruce's staff. Grac culture minister Leena Mittoni has branded Elgin a "serial thief" and accuses her of using illegal tactics to require marbles.
He said the united kingdom had focused on deepening ties with "a peace-loving international partner", a British politician, a former foreign secretary, who said that Europe had played a key role in NATO and "the decisive region". "Which connects Europe to the center East.
In addition to promoting trade relations worth € 6.5bn - "more than 1.5 million British lemons were exported to Greece last year" - he said his government was also working to guard the rights of thousands of British citizens The house of these who built the country. Johnson is one among his father, Stanley, who owns Aegean's overlooked villa.
"This is that the beginning of a replacement partnership with our European friends, which builds on the common bond of our friendship and cooperation, but with the united kingdom acting with an independent voice that's important to us," he said."2021 is certainly a crucial year for Greece and a really exciting time to strengthen our relationships with the Greeks."