- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 1, 2005

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Today

• Foreign Minister George Yong-Boon Yeo of Singapore.

• Defense Minister Jose Bono Martinez of Spain, who discusses global terrorism in a speech to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• U.N. Undersecretary-General Nicolas Michel, who discusses international law at Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

• Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, who addresses invited guests at Georgetown University.

• Atiku Abubakar, vice president of Nigeria, who speaks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Tomorrow

• Edil Baisalov, president of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan. He addresses Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty about democratic changes in the former Soviet republic.

Wednesday

• Gen. Vladimir Danilov, a Russian government adviser, and Andranik Migranyan of the Moscow State University for International Relations. They join others in a World Russian Forum at 9 a.m. at the National Press Club.

Thursday

• Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu of Romania, who meets Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley. On Friday, the minister meets R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Paula J. Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for global affairs, and addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• Foreign Minister Alexander Downer of Australia, who addresses a luncheon hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

• A delegation from the Japanese parliament comprising Fumio Kyuma and Fukushiro Nukaga of the Liberal Democratic Party, Masao Akamatsu of the Komeito Party and Seiji Maehara of the Democratic Party. They discuss security issues in a forum at the Heritage Foundation.

Friday

• Chi Gou-chung, deputy minister of the National Science Council of the Republic of China (Taiwan), who discusses U.S.-Taiwanese security issues in a forum sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison@washingtontimes.com.

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