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DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Tuesday

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland; Tricia Marwick, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament; Henry McLeish, a former first minister of Scotland; and Bruce Crawford and Duncan McNeil, both members of the Scottish Parliament. They attend ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of National Tartan Day. Mr. Salmond also addresses the Brookings Institute. On Wednesday, Mr. Salmond holds a 10 a.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss plans for a referendum next year on Scottish independence.

Alison Redford, premier of Alberta, who discusses Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline in a forum at the Brookings Institute.

Wednesday

Juan Carlos Navarro, a former mayor of Panama City, Panama, and the presidential candidate from the Democratic Revolutionary Party. He discusses the preparations for next year’s election in a briefing at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Mahmoud Karem, a former Egyptian ambassador to Belgium. He addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars about political developments in Egypt.

Thursday

Karen Agustiawan, CEO of Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned energy company. She addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Friday

AmbassadorShyman Saran, chairman of India’s National Security Advisory Board. He addresses the Asia Society on Indian-Pakistani relations.

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