LIVE- Greek PM Mitsotakis Delivers Historic Address to U.S. Congress

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Mitsotakis addressing a Joint Session of Congress. Video Screenshot

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is delivering a historic address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, the first ever by a Greek leader.

Mitsotakis among few that have addressed a joint meeting of Congress

Mitsotakis has joined only eight other world leaders who have addressed a joint session of Congress since 2015. They include Pope Francis, the Prime Ministers of India, Japan, and Israel, and the Presidents of Afghanistan, France, and Ukraine, as well as the NATO Secretary-General.

Mitsotakis was invited by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, along with the bi-partisan leadership of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Mitsotakis-Biden meeting at the White House

On Monday, Mitsotakis and President Joe Biden affirmed that the U.S. – Greece relationship is “stronger than ever” during their meeting at the White House.

Grecian Delight supports Greece

Biden congratulated Mitsotakis on 201 years of Greek independence.

The leaders underscored that the relationship between the United States and Greece is stronger than ever and noted the enduring people-to-people bonds that have helped define our bilateral ties for more than two centuries.

The U.S. President referred to the personal friendship with Mitsotakis and to the democratic ideals born in Greece that inspired the United States and which he said are sadly tried by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a democracy threatened by autocrats.

This is a developing story.

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