A Greek-American businessman, Giorgos Tsounis, who lives permanently in Long Island, New York, received a personal proposal from President Barack Obama, to be the new ambassador of the US in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Tsounis submitted an application to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman, Robert “Bob” Menendez. His hearing at the competent Committee took place on Thursday in the presence of his friends and partners.
Mr. Tsounis is an active member of the Hellenic-American community and on March 30 will be the officiant of the Greek parade in Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, along with the Democratic Senator, Charles Schumer.
Mr. Tsounis has been honored by the Cyprus Federation of America. In a former statement, Giorgos Tsounis had underlined that Washington must do its utmost to help Cyprus by forcing the Turkish army to leave the occupied part of the island.
Mr. Tsounis has contributed financially to the pre-election campaigns of several members of the Democratic Party. The Greek-American businessman cooperates on a permanent basis with the Vice-President of USA, Joe Biden, to find solutions to the Greek issues.
During the hearing procedure at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Schumer, when speaking of Mr. Tsounis said “he is a true story of the American dream.” He also praised him on the fact that he did not forget his roots and cultural heritage.