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George Osborne holds talks on returning Elgin Marbles to Greece

George Osborne has held secret talks with the Greek prime minister to negotiate the return of the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum.

The former chancellor, the museum’s chairman, has also met two other senior Greek ministers in London since being appointed last year to discuss repatriating the 2,500-year-old Parthenon sculptures to Athens.

  • Liam Kelly
  • The Times

Osborne, 51, met Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek leader, at a five-star hotel in Knightsbridge, west London, on Monday and the fate of the sculptures was the only topic on the agenda.

The pair first held “exploratory talks” in November last year at the Greek ambassador’s Mayfair residence, according to Ta Nea, an…

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