Pelosi Remarks at Photo Opportunity with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece

January 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece at the United States Capitol and held a photo opportunity at the top of their meeting.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi.  What is it?  Still morning.  Good morning, everyone.

It really is an honor to welcome the Prime Minister of Greece to the Capitol of the United States.  It’s personal, as well as official, for me – official from the standpoint of the relationship between our two great countries.  I congratulate the Prime Minister on his successes.  I last saw him at CAP25 – COP25 in Spain, where we were there about the climate crisis.  I salute him for his lifetime commitment to protecting the environment and his leadership in the climate crisis.  I also congratulate him on the economic success of Greece. 

Working together, our two nations promote prosperity globally, security and stability.  The friendship between our two countries is an old one, from the beginning of our Republic, which was inspired by the democracy of Greece.

Again, as a Californian, I say, personally, I’m honored to welcome the Prime Minister, because his father – well, he went to Stanford University, for one thing, and his father has been honored in our state, so congratulations on your success, your father’s honors – just a remarkable family.

Welcome, Mr. Prime Minister, to the Capitol of the United States.  Prime Minister Mitsotakis.

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Thank you Mr. Prime Minister.

I may say that we are very blessed in our country, as you know, by many Greek-Americans in every walk of life in our country, some of them in the Congress of the United States.

We look forward to welcoming you now.

Thank you.