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DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

• Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan, who meets with President Obama for the annual Japan-U.S. Summit. He is accompanied by Noriyuki Shikata, deputy Cabinet secretary for public affairs, who holds a 5 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss Japan’s recovery from last year’s earthquake.

• Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola, the defense minister of Italy, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Affairs.

Tuesday

• Two members of the European Parliament - Alexander Alvaro of Germany, the parliament’s vice president; and Jim Higgins of Ireland. They meet with officials of the Library of Congress to discuss how the library functions.

Wednesday

• Two members of the European Parliament - Monika Hohlmeier of Germany and Ivailo Kalfin of Bulgaria. They attend the Conference on the Transatlantic Dimensions of Cybersecurity organized by the European Security Round Table and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

• Giorgios Dimitrakopoulos, a Greek member of the European Parliament, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• Albert del Rosario, secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, who addresses the Heritage Foundation.

• Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Center for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg. She addresses the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Thursday

• Amr Hamzawy, a member of the Egyptian People’s Assembly, who discusses the Egyptian revolution in a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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