Pelosi to Participate in G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in Italy, NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Portugal
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi is traveling to participate in the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit, or “P20,” which begins Thursday, October 7th in Rome, Italy, for important presentations on coordinating international coronavirus response efforts, national security issues and united action on climate. The Speaker has been invited to deliver a major address at the Opening Session of the Speakers’ Summit and will also deliver remarks as a guest speaker at the opening ceremonies of the Pre-COP26 Parliamentary meeting hosted in Rome, emphasizing the U.S. Congress’ commitment to climate action.
“At a decisive moment for the international community, facing a ‘Code Red for Humanity’ climate crisis and an ongoing pandemic as well as their impact on global security, I am honored to be directly addressing the legislative leaders represented at the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit and the Pre-COP26 Parliamentary Meeting,” said Speaker Pelosi. “With the health and security of our planet at stake, our international partners must know the resolve of the U.S. Congress to act boldly on climate and deliver on our global commitments.”
Following the conclusion of the P20 summit, the Speaker will address the 67th Annual NATO Parliamentary Assembly Session in Lisbon, Portugal, joining the bipartisan U.S. delegation led by NATO PA President Congressman Gerry Connolly.
“Together with our bipartisan delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, I look forward to reaffirming America’s ironclad, bipartisan commitment to our transatlantic alliance and discussing how we strengthen our national and global security amid evolving challenges to peace and prosperity,” said Speaker Pelosi.
In addition to delivering major addresses in Rome and Lisbon, the Speaker will also hold high-level meetings with senior Italian and Portuguese government officials.
“As the first Italian-American Speaker of the House, it is a special joy to return to Rome and celebrate the firm bonds between our nations, rooted in our shared history, values and global security interests,” concluded Speaker Pelosi. “On behalf of the United States Congress, I thank the people and governments of Italy and Portugal for convening these timely meetings on the urgent issues facing our world.”