Members of the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures  have met with representatives of the British Department of Culture, Media & Sport to discuss the case for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
Meeting with the British Government – July 17th 2006
Issued globally on Tue, 2006-07-18 18:04
At a meeting with the British Government in London on July 17, the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures requested that the British Government commit to a process that would result in the Parthenon Sculptures held in the British Museum being returned to Athens.
A deputation from the International Association, including its Chairman David Hill (Australia), Diogenis Valavanedis (Serbia and Montenegro), Krister Kumlin (Sweden), and John Voorhees (U.S.A), met with the British Minister for Culture David Lammy MP at the House of Commons on July 17 2006.
The International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures includes member orgnisations committed to the return of the Parthenon Marbles from 13 countries; Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.A. (www.parthenoninternational.org)
The Chairman of the International Association David Hill, said there was now overwhelming and growing support around the world for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.
Mr Hill said the International Association had presented the Minister with a request that the British Government should establish an equitable framework that would allow for the Parthenon Sculptures that are currently in the British Museum to be reunited with the other surviving sculptures in Athens.
Mr Hill said there would be a very positive reaction around the world to a British Government initiative to return the Parthenon Sculptures.
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