Pelosi Participates in 20th G7 Speakers’ Meeting in the United Kingdom

September 18, 2021
Press Release

UK

 

CAPTION: Speaker Pelosi along with other Speakers of G7 nations are participating in the 20th G7 Speakers’ Meeting in Chorley, United Kingdom. 

Chorley, England – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined the Heads of Parliaments of other G7 nations at the 20th G7 Speakers’ Meeting hosted by Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the UK House of Commons.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Open vs. Secure Parliaments.”  Speaker Pelosi delivered remarks on this topic during the conference’s opening panel focusing on public access.

“The United States Congress and the world witnessed an unthinkable attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th,” Speaker Pelosi said.  “It resulted in multiple deaths, physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement and terror and trauma among staff, press, institutional workers as well as Members.  As we know, open democracies are what make up strong democracies: informed and enriched by the values and voices we represent.”

The Speakers also participated in a tree planting ceremony outside the conference’s historic venue, Astley Hall, and visited St. Laurence’s Church in Chorley, where Speaker Pelosi presented the church with an American flag to complement the one given to the church more than 76 years ago after the end of WWII by American Servicemembers who were housed in and around Chorley. 

“On behalf of the United States Congress, it was my official honor to join Speaker Hoyle in his hometown today to strengthen the special relationship between our nations by presenting the people of Chorley with an American flag,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “This flag, which flew over the U.S. Capitol on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, will carry on the proud tradition in St. Laurence’s Church and serve as a symbol of the everlasting bonds between our countries and peoples.  May it always be a symbol of friendship, fellowship and peace.”