February 14, 2013
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District met today with Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos in her office on Capitol Hill. Titus, a member of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus and Congressional Hellenic-Israeli Alliance, released the following statement on their meeting:
“I was honored to welcome Ambassador Panagopoulos to my office today and express my desire to work with him on the critical issues facing the Greek community. No doubt he will be an excellent partner as we move to strengthen relations between our two countries, and focus on Greece’s pivotal position in the geopolitics of the region and the new global economy.”
During the 111th Congress, Congresswoman Titus, whose grandfather emigrated from Greece, was involved in a number of issues facing the Greek community and represented President Obama in Greece during the opening ceremony of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. She was a member of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus in the 111th Congress working on issues of importance to the American Hellenic community, including reunification of Cyprus, protecting the name and symbols of Macedonia, and the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful place in Athens. Upon her return to Congress earlier this year, Titus renewed her membership in the Hellenic Caucus and joined with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to start the Congressional Hellenic-Israeli Alliance.