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Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Members of the European Parliament from the Liberal group led by Guy Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium, with Alexander Graf Lambsdorff of Germany; Anneli Jaatteenmaki of Finland; Antonyia Parvanova of Bulgaria; and Niccolo Rinaldi of Italy. They meet with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Florida Democrat; Charles Collyns, assistant secretary of Treasury; Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia; and Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary for Homeland Security.


• Liam Fox, a member of the British Parliament and a former secretary of state for defense. He addresses the Heritage Foundation about the threat of U.S. debt to its global leadership.

• Queen Noor of Jordan, a member of the International Commission on Missing Persons. She testifies before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at a 2 p.m. hearing in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.


• Daniel Marx, former finance minister of Argentina, who addresses the Inter-American Dialogue.

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