Greek Prime Minister to address US Congress meeting on May 17

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US House of Representative Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has invited Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to address a Joint Meeting of Congress on May 17.

In a letter sent by Pelosi to Mitsotakis, the Speaker said Congress looks forward to hearing the Greek PM’s message “as we continue to strengthen our partnership, bolster security and freedom worldwide, and build a brighter future for our children.”

“The unshakable bond between the United States and Greece is firmly rooted in our shared history and values,” Pelosi added.

“Today, more than two centuries later, our nations are key allies on the world stage: advancing our mutual security and economic interests, as well as promoting our shared democratic values in the world.”

Pelosi also explained that the invitation to address Congress is also an attempt to commemorate the Greek bicentennial, which was previously delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mitsotakis is now due to begin his official visit in the US on May 16. He is the first Greek Prime Minister invited to address a joint session of Congress.

Source: speaker.gov.

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