Japan PM Abe invited to address US Congress April 29

March 27, 2015 12:45 AM

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - The leader of the US Congress has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make a landmark address to American lawmakers on April 29, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.

"Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and we are proud to host this historic event," Boehner said in a statement.

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