- The Washington Times - Monday, June 8, 2009


Foreign visitors in Washington this week:


Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda of Indonesia, who meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and members of Congress and addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on U.S.-Indonesia relations.

Foreign and Trade Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar of Mongolia, who addresses the Hudson Institute on Mongolia’s relations with Russia and China.

Deputy Prime Minister Rafe H. Al-Essawee of Iraq, who leads a delegation with officials from the ministries of transportation, health, agriculture and municipalities.

Anyakwee Nsirimovu, a Nigerian human rights activist, who discusses the crisis in the Niger Delta in a forum sponsored by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian legislator, who addresses a briefing hosted by the Muslim Public Affairs Council at noon in Room 2456 of the Rayburn House Office Building.


Mihaly Bayer, Hungary’s envoy for the Nabucco oil pipeline. He meets with U.S. officials to discuss progress on the project and on issues of energy security.

Eduardo Stein Barillas, former vice president of Guatemala, who testifies on conditions in Guatemala before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at 2 p.m. in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Katalin Barsony, Hungarian filmmaker; Stanislav Daniel of the European Roma Rights Center in Slovakia; Isabela Mihalache, senior program manager of the Open Society Institute’s Roma Initiatives; and Andrzej Mirga of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. They testify at a 1 p.m. hearing of the congressional Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Room 1539 of the Longworth House Office Building.


Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe, who addresses the Council on Foreign Relations.

Reinhard Schlinkert, founder and chief executive officer of the German polling firm of dimap, and Jurgen D. Wickert, director of the regional office for Europe and North America of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. They address the Washington office of the foundation on the implications of the June 7 elections to the European Parliament.

Andres Rozental, Mexicos former deputy foreign minister. He addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on issues affecting Mexico from the drug wars to the economy.

Mallam Nasir Ahmad el Rufai, Nigeria’s former minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. He addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies on political reforms in Nigeria.

Jasim Husain Ali, a member of the Council of Representatives of Bahrain; Seyed Mohammad Marandi, director of North American Studies at Iran’s University of Tehran; and Saad Mehio of the Beirut office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They discuss Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons in a forum sponsored by the Century Foundation, Heinrich Boll Stiftung North America and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.


Frank Belfrage, Sweden’s state secretary for foreign affairs, and Asa-Britt Karlsson, Sweden’s state secretary for environment. They address the Center for Strategic and International Studies about Sweden’s presidency of the European Union.

Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Bocevski of Macedonia, who holds a 10 a.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss Macedonia’s goals of joining NATO and the European Union.


Marina Schuster, a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the German parliament, who discusses Europe’s response to the humanitarian disaster in Darfur, Sudan, in a luncheon sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

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