Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his visit to London this week; met with his British counterpart Theresa May, as well as the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn.

Tsipras with his meeting with Corbyn discussed the possibilities of cooperation among the left and progressive forces of Europe.

The two leaders also discussed the Brexit issue, the latest developments in the European Union, the rise of the far right and several populist parties, the refugee issue, and the recent FYROM name developments.

Tsipras meets Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn congratulated Tsipras on how he dealt with both the refugee and FYROM issues and in particular on Greece’s contribution to the refugee issue. The Labour Party leader compared it to other European countries which have not contributed to the issue but have, as he said, reinforced xenophobia and racism instead.

The two party leaders also discussed the Cyprus issue, with the Greek PM reiterating his set position for a fair and sustainable solution.

Tsipras also thanked Corbyn for his recent statement regarding the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Tsipras also had a meeting with the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Gregorios, and with young Greek scientists working in London at the Greek Centre of London.

On Tuesday, the Greek premier was received by Theresa May in Downing Street and later with Jeremy Corbyn.

Tsipras delivered a speech at the London Business School on Wednesday.

Article written by Greece Embassy, London