Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, shortly before returning to Greece, addressed a greeting on Tuesday at a dinner organised in his honour by representatives of Greek-American organisations in Washington.
In the presence of the Archbishop Elpidoforos of America, the speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez, Mitsotakis stressed, among others, that his government will not stop striving until “Greece becomes the modern state that we all deserve”.
The Greek prime minister noted that the most interesting development taking place in the country at the moment was the return of those who left during the years of economic crisis, adding that the reason was not only that there were now good jobs in the country and that unemployment is declining but primarily because the Greece’s long-term perspective is moving in the right direction.
The Greek prime minister reiterated that during his meeting with US President Joe Biden he had the opportunity to underline the importance of bilateral relations within the framework of the new energy architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Greece was now becoming a gateway to Europe for natural gas from the Middle East. He stressed that during the 200 years since the Revolution of 1821 there have been many difficult moments for the Hellenic Republic but that 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.
“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 medals to 12 prominent expatriates for their contribution to Greece.