- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen of the Netherlands, who meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and members of Congress. On Tuesday, he meets with Dennis Ross, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton on the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia issues.

Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou of Cyprus, who meets with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to discuss progress on talks to reunify the island nation.

Mohammad Karim Khalili, second vice president of Afghanistan, who meets with senior U.S. officials.

Jacques Andreani, a former French ambassador to the United States; Edouard Guillaud, chief of staff of the military Cabinet of the president of France; and Dominique Moisi, founder and senior adviser to the French Institute for International Relations. They discuss U.S.-France relations in a forum at the Meridian International Center.

Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel, mayor of Nogales, Mexico; Jennifer Fox, assistant vice president of the Ontario Trucking Association in Canada; Louis Fuentes, mayor of Calexico, Mexico; members of the Canadian Parliament Brian Masse, Wilfred P. Moore and Bev Shipley; and Stephen Rigby, president of the Canada Border Services Agency. They address the annual conference of the Border Trade Alliance.

• Russian dissident Lyudmila Alekseyeva, and Dmitry Makarov and Andrey Yurov of the Russian Youth Human Rights Movement. They address Freedom House.


King Abdullah II of Jordan, who meets with President Obama and addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal and Central Bank Governor Abdul Qadeer Fitrat of Afghanistan. They attend meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.


Motassem Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Libya’s national security adviser.

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a member of the European Parliament from the German Free Democratic Party. He addresses the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on President Obama’s recent visit to Europe.

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