Former Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean is in favor of the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
A very positive step for the promotion of Greek issues through the international organization of Francophonie happened οn Monday during the working lunch at the Acropolis Museum. The Minister of Culture and Sport, Panos Panagiotopoulos, with the former Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean, who was in Athens to deliver a lecture on “Multiculturalism, Cultural Dialogue and Social Change.”
The former Governor General of Canada reaffirmed its position in favor of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. She also expressed her interest to work with the Greek side on Francophonie, of which she is a prominent member. It is even reported that next year at the International Conference in Dakar, she will be prevalent in the position of General Secretary.
As Francophonie has great impact in our country, contacts and good relationships with Mrs Jean already marks an opportunity about the request of the return of the Parthenon Marbles and issues of contemporary Greek culture.
Michaelle Jean who will be welcomed by the President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias, has been named by Unesco as Special Delegate for Haiti; president of the University of Ottawa; president of the Institute of Advanced International Studies at Laval University, and board member of the Toronto Luminato Festival.