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Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
*Herman von Hebel of the Netherlands, the registrar for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He addresses the U.S. Institute oªºf Peace on the court’s efforts to try war-crimes suspects from the conflict in the West African nation.
*A delegation from the Philippines withAlfonso Rafols Damalerio II, a member of the provincial board in Bohol; Dorothy Ancheta Delarmente, a City Council member from Quezon City; Lynette Canoneo Geonzon, a municipal council member from Minglanilla; Melissa Ann Huenefeld Hilario, a municipal council member from Santo Domingo; Andres David Lacson, vice mayor of Concepcion; Eduardo Rama, a City Council member from Cebu City; Dennis Domingo San Diego, a City Council member from Malolos; Ellen Grace Narciso Subere, a City Council member from Koronadal; and Alfonso Lago Tabas Jr., a municipal council member from Nabunturan. They meet members of Congress and administration officials on a tour sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
*Bilquees Dawood and Nasria Pashtun, students from the American University of Afghanistan, who attend a benefit for the university sponsored byAfghan Ambassador Said T. Jawad.
*Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, who addresses the New America Foundation at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
*Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
*Osama bin Mohammed al-Kurdi, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Council and former secretary-general of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce. He addresses the Middle East Institute on political developments in the kingdom.
*Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev of Bulgaria, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
*Andrew McGregor of Canada’s Aberfoyle International Security, who addresses the Jamestown Foundation on Turkey’s arms industry.
*Chaw-hsia Tu of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research in Taiwan, who joins a panel discussion at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on Taiwan’s economic future.
*Wang Qishan, vice prime minister of China, who addresses more than 500 guests at a dinner hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
*Theodore Skylakakis, secretary-general for international economic relations and development cooperation in the Greek Foreign Ministry. He leads a delegation that includesJohn Coustas, president and chief executive officer of the Danaos Corp.; George Constantelis, managing director of Bristol-Myers Squibb in Greece, Malta and Cyprus; and Alexandros Manos, managing director of the Piraeus Bank in Athens. They meet with U.S. counterparts at a meeting of the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Commission.
*Bill Emmott, former editor of London’s Economist magazine, who addresses the Asia Society on the power struggle among China, India and Japan.
*Ali Ansari, director of the Institute of Iranian Studies at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
*Eliza Musaeva, former director of Memorials Chechnya office; Magomed Mutsolgov, director of the Ingush Human Rights Organization in Russia’s North Caucasus region; and Gregory Shvedov, editor of the Russian Web publication “Caucasian Knot.” They testify before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at 1 p.m. in Room B-318 in the Rayburn House Office Building.
*Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison @washingtontimes.com.
About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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