WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2022 – Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou came to Washington, DC four years ago (in February of 2020) as Greece’s first woman to serve as Ambassador of Greece to the United States.  She left in July of 2023 to serve as Greece’s first Ambassador directly promoted to Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece.  A number of senior US Senators, Members of Congress and Congressional staff celebrated her service in Washington, DC and her new appointment at a September 12 reception in the US Capitol Building hosted by Manatos & Manatos.

Those in attendance included:

The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez

The Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory Meeks

The Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and Chris Pappas

The Hellenic Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Congresswomen Nicole Malliotakis and Dina Titus

Greek-American and fellow top advocate for Greece, Congressman John Sarbanes

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hellenic Israeli Alliance, Congressmen Brad Schneider and Bilirakis


Her tenure in Washington, DC included a number of major successes for Greece, perhaps the first of which was Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressing to a Joint Meeting of the US Congress on May 17, 2022 – the first time in history a Greek Prime Minister has done so.

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