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Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines, who is to meet with Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and attend a meeting of the Millennium Challenge Corp. She is slated to meet with President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Tuesday and the congressional Philippine caucus on Wednesday.
- Leopoldo Lopez, mayor of the municipality of Chacao in Caracas, Venezuela. A leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez, Mr. Lopez addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on political conditions in Venezuela.
- Dariusz Bogdan, undersecretary of state of the Polish Ministry of Economy, who discusses the geopolitics of energy in Central Europe in a forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
- Joel Sokolsky, professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada, and Pamela Wallin, a member of the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan. They address the Council of the Americas on NATO’s role in Afghanistan.
- Yossi Beilin, former director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, who addresses the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, who meets with President Bush. On Wednesday, he addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- Francisco Gros, former director of Brazil’s central bank and former director of Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras. He addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on energy issues facing his nation.
- Rola Dashti, chairwoman of the Kuwait Economic Society; Lama Hourani, an adviser to the secretariat-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization; and Rahma Hugaira, chairwoman of the Yemeni Female Media Forum and director of the Rights and Freedom Defense section of the Yemeni-based Foundation for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedom. They discuss women in the Middle East in a forum sponsored by the Project on Middle East Democracy and the Heinrich Boll Foundation.
- Madras Sivaraman, former revenue secretary in India’s Ministry of Finance. He addresses the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University on India’s efforts to fight corruption.
- A delegation from Sudan with Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, peace adviser to President Omar Bashir; Eltigani Salih Fidail, minister for international cooperation; Laual Deng Lual, state minister for finance and national economy; Elrahman al Khalifa, associate professor of the faculty of law at the University of Khartoum; Sayed Mohamed El-Hassan El-Khatib of the Center for Strategic Studies in Khartoum; Tahir Elfaki, head of the Legislative Council, and Abdullahi Osman El-Tom of Justice and Equality Movement rebels; and Abdul Wahid el Nour of the Sudan Liberation Movement rebels. They participate in a daylong forum on Sudan organized by Manchester Trade Ltd. and the Executive Research Associates.
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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