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• A delegation from the European Parliament: Reinhard Butikofer of Germany, Maria Badia i Cutchet of Spain, Christian Ehler of Germany, James Elles of Britain, Ana Gomes of Portugal, Dan Jorgensen of Denmark, Syed Kamall of Britain, Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl of Germany, Libor Roucek of the Czech Republic, Adrian Severin of Romania, Peter Skinner of Britain, and Rafal Trzaskowski of Poland. They discuss economic growth with top U.S. officials during Transatlantic Week.


• A delegation from the Japanese parliament: Keiichi Furuya, Koichiro Ichimura, Yoichi Kaneko, Ichiro Tsukada, Eriko Yamatani; and Chairman Shigeo Iizuka and Secretary-General Teruaki Masumoto of the Association of the Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea; and President Tsutomu Nishioka and Vice President Yoichi Shimada of the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea. They hold a 5 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club.

• Vice President Amado Boudou of Argentina and Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno Charme of Chile. They join U.S. officials in addressing the Conference on the Americas at the State Department.


• Khaled Huneifat, former mayor of Tafileh, Jordan, who speaks at a forum on Middle East democracy organized by the International Republican Institute.

• Amr Hamzawy, a member the Egyptian People’s Assembly, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• Gino Costa, Peru’s former interior minister, who addresses the Inter-American Dialogue

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