17 May, 2006
Discussions are in progress between representatives of Los Angeles' Getty Museum and Culture Ministry officials in order for the two sides to appoint representatives who will discuss the solution of pending matters for the return of antiquities to Greece in the near future.
The meeting was held at the ministry on Tuesday in the presence of Culture Minister George Voulgarakis and Getty Museum director Michael Brand.
According to a ministry announcement, "the satisfaction of the Greek side's requests will render possible a fruitful cooperation which will include long-term loans of works of art."
The Museum's representatives agreed to recommend to the Foundation's board the return of a part of the contested antiquities.
Voulgarakis also met at the ministry on Tuesday with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz with whom he discussed issues of mutual interest, with emphasis on the sector of culture.
Source: Athens News Agency