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George Tsunis Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Tsunis Ambassador GreeceGeorge J. Tsunis, an attorney who works in the hotel industry who is a personal friend of President Joe Biden, faced a hearing after he was appointed to be Ambassador to Greece. Credit: US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Greek-American George J. Tsunis, has been officially confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Ambassador of the United States to Greece following a voice vote late in the evening on March 10, 2022.

Tsunis is a personal friend of the US President. Once proposed by former President Obama to be an ambassador to Norway, the businessman, whose family is from Nafpaktos, is said to be a personal choice of powerful Democratic philhellene senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #782 George J. Tsunis to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Greece.

— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) March 11, 2022

Tsunis “blessed to live the American Dream”

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, green-lit  Tsunis’ nomination following a January 12 appearance on Capitol Hill to succeed outgoing Ambassador of the United States to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

Addressing the hearing, Tsunis noted that as a first-generation American he was “blessed to live the American Dream,” stating that his parents had “heard Emma Lazarus’ calling” when they emigrated to the US from Greece.

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