Speaker Boehner Invites Prime Minister Abe of Japan to Address Congress | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON, DC -  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to address a joint meeting of Congress on April 29, 2015:

 “As the United States continues to strengthen our ties with Japan, we look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Abe to the United States Capitol.  His address will provide an opportunity for the American people to hear from one of our closest allies about ways we can expand our cooperation on economic and security priorities.  That, of course, includes working together to open markets and encourage more economic growth through free trade.  Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and we are proud to host this historic event.”

NOTE: Additional details regarding media credentialing and logistics will be released closer to the date of the joint meeting.