Head of the Spanish government, pedro sanchez has presented this Thursday the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel La Católica, given by the Spanish government, to Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
in the meeting held in washington Sanchez has praised the veteran Congresswoman’s trajectory for her ability to be a staunch defense of democracy as well as “break the glass ceiling” Being the first woman to agree to the position of Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The award ceremony for this award was held this Friday at the residence of the Spanish Ambassador to the United States on the occasion of Sanchez’s presence in Washington to meet the US President. Joe Biden,
In his speech at the event, closed to the press and first on the agenda of his visit to Washington, Sánchez, as reported by the Spanish government, highlighted Pelosi’s courage and steadfastness in defending democracy and women’s rights. Poured.
In addition, Sánchez has highlighted his work in strengthening ties between Spain and the United States and building bridges between different cultures. “This search for the golden mean has made you an extraordinary policy, It is difficult to find a representative more admired for his service to the country Nancy Pelosi“, the head of the Spanish executive told Democrats during the act.
Sanchez: “It’s hard to find a representative more admired for her service to the nation than Nancy Pelosi”.
Sanchez also appreciated that the 83-year-old Congresswoman has always known how to put up a fight women’s rights With consensus building in difficult situations. “For me it is a personal, official, diplomatic and in many ways an honor,” Pelosi said.
Democrat misses his first official trip to Spain as member NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the early 90s, as well as most recently, on the occasion of COP25 which was held in Madrid in 2019.
With this, Pelosi has recalled Spain’s commitment to the Atlantic Alliance and the fight against the climate crisis, the two main issues that will be the focus of this Friday’s meeting between Sanchez and Biden.
It was on April 25 when the Spanish government agreed to confer the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel La Católica on Pelosi, a member of President Biden’s Democratic Party.
This Thursday was not the first time that Sánchez and the former president of the House of Representatives met in Madrid in December 2019 on the sidelines of the COP25 climate summit.
In that meeting, Pelosi also praised Sánchez for his defense of democratic values and his role in the fight against climate change, and highlighted the importance of the Spanish heritage in the United States.