Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress on May 17 following an invitation from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Mitsotakis who will be meeting with the President of the United States Joe Biden at the White House the day before will become the first Greek leader to address the Congress.
He will join only 8 other world leaders who have addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress since 2015. They include Pope Francis, the Prime Ministers of India, Japan and Israel, and the Presidents of Afghanistan, France and Ukraine and the NATO Secretary-General.
Pelosi, along with the bi-partisan leadership of both the US Senate and House of Representatives, including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, invited Mitsotakis to address US Senators and Members of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives at 11:00 am ET.
Historic address by Mitsotakis to the US Congress
This historic address will take place on the occasion of the celebration of Greece’s bicentennial and the return of democracy to its birthplace.