Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of Grance Emmanuel Macron inaugurated on Monday night the art exhibition “Paris – Athènes, Naissance de la Grèce moderne 1675 – 1919 (Paris – Athens, the birth of modern Greece 1675 – 1919)”, at the Louvre Museum.
Mr Mitsotakis thanked everyone who offered their works of art to present, as he said, this fascinating, this very unique story. He also said that we are celebrating our 200 years of independence in another absolutely critical period, when new challenges appear, with the most important one being Climate Change, when again the collective reaction is absolutely necessary.
President Macron spoke very warmly about France’s relationship with Greece, stressing, among other things, that “Greece was a culture before it even became a nation-state. This is a heavy burden, but it is something that inspired us. “. “For France”, continued Emmanuel Macron, “it was self-evident that it would offer its support for the Fight for Independence of Greece, that we would support Greece in every step, as Greece is the center of culture. From this culture we draw our roots, our imagination, but also our reference points, whether they are artistic, philosophical and others “.
This is the first major exhibition to be hosted at the Louvre in the autumn, with the support of the National Gallery.