U.S. Congressman David Cicilline will honor the new U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Bob Sherman today at an event in East Providence. Notable members of the Portuguese-American community in Rhode Island will be attending. Cicilline says he hopes the event will form a connection between Sherman and the large Portuguese community in Rhode Island.
"The relationship between our two countries is very important and longstanding, and we have a wonderful Portuguese community here in Rhode Island. I think it's a great opportunity to meet our representative in Portugal before he leaves for his responsibilities."
Sherman was nominated as ambassador to Portugal by President Obama in July of 2013 and was confirmed by the Senate later that year.
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