The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, addressed a dinner in honor of him, organized in his honor by representatives of Greek-American organizations, a few hours ago in Washington, shortly before returning to Greece.
In the presence of the American Archbishop Elpidoforos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez, Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed, among other things, that the government will not stop trying until the state , which is worth it to everyone. The Greek Prime Minister noted that the most interesting development that is taking place in the country now is that those who left the years of economic crisis are returning, adding that the reason is not only that there are good jobs in the country and that unemployment is declining but primarily because The country’s long-term perspective is moving in the right direction.
The Greek Prime Minister reiterated that during his meeting with Joe Biden he had the opportunity to emphasize the importance of bilateral relations within the framework of the new energy architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean, where our country is now becoming a gateway to Europe for its natural gas. Middle East. He stressed that during the 200 years since the Revolution of 1821 there were many difficult moments for the Hellenic Republic but it came out stronger as it has always been on the right side of history. The Prime Minister briefly referred to the crises that his government was called upon to face in order to conclude that Greece is now among the protagonists in the European Union.
Clearly moved, Kyriakos Mitsotakis emphasized that he is happy and proud that his presence in the Congress filled the Greek-American community with pride. “Thank you for your support, today is a special day for Greece, Cyprus, you have every reason to feel proud and I feel proud,” the Prime Minister concluded. At the end of the event, the Prime Minister awarded 12 prominent expatriates for their contribution to the homeland.
The following is the list of expatriates who have been awarded medals
Demetrios Kokotas, High President of the AHEPA organization with the Senior Brigadier of the Order of the Phoenix
George Bechrakis, businessman and philanthropist with the Senior Brigadier of the Order of the Phoenix
Gus Billirakis, Member of the US House of Representatives since 2007 with the Senior Brigadier General of the Order of the Phoenix
Katherine Elizabeth Fleming, Rector of New York University with Brigadier General of the Order of Euphia
Marina Hatsopoulos, President of the Greek Innovation Network with the Golden Cross of the Order of Eupoia
Alexandros Karloutsos, the General Director of the Archdiocese of America for more than 30 years with the Golden Cross of the Order of the Phoenix
Constantine Manos, photographer with the Silver Cross Order of the Phoenix
George Marcus, President of Marcus & Millichap with the Brigadier General of the Order of the Phoenix
George Pavlakis, Director of the Department of Human Retrospectives, Vaccine Division of the US National Cancer Institute with the Golden Cross of the Order of the Phoenix
Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator with the Senior Brigadier General of the Order of Euphia
Angelo Tsakopoulos, President of AKT Investments with the Brigadier General of the Order of the Phoenix
Endy Zemenides, Executive Director, Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) with Brigadier General of the Order of the Phoenix