WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) released a statement on January 6 from its headquarters in Washington, DC. AHI is a non-profit Greek American public policy center and think tank that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.
The full statement follows:
“Due to today’s events, and out of abundance of caution for the safety of our staff, AHI closed today. We appreciate the outpouring of concern from our members, supporters, and friends.
Our staff and Hellenic House are safe and unharmed. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a citywide curfew starting tonight at 6 PM until Thursday, January 7 at 6 AM. At this time, AHI tentatively plans to reopen its headquarters tomorrow at noon. However, further adjustments may be made given developments on the ground, which we are carefully monitoring. We will be sure to keep you all updated. Thank you for your understanding, and outpouring of concern.”
More information is available online: http://www.ahiworld.org.