2013 Archived News

Greek Culture and Sports Minister, Panos Panagiotopoulos met UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova , in Paris on Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Greek Culture and Sports Minister, Panos Panagiotopoulos met UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova , in Paris on Tuesday 23 July, 2013.

Minister Panagiotopoulos discussed the on-going plight of the Parthenon sculptures.

Although requests to reunite the sculptures in Athens are now two centuries old and minister Panagiotopoulos remembered Melina Mercouri's passionate appeal for the fragmented sculptures during her time as Minister of Culture - he emphasised  - " this dialogue unites us all."

Minister Panagiotopoulos has also been in contact with members of an advisory committee set up for this purpose to discuss strategy and tactics.

To read the full article as reported on the UNESCO site please use the link:

www.unesco.org