Monday, February 5, 2001

More speculation

Shadow spokesman

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien will meet with President Bush after delivering a speech to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States. Mr. Chretien and Mr. Bush also have dinner scheduled for this evening. Mr. Chretien’s remarks at the OAS will concern preparations for the Summit of the Americas in Quebec city in April.

• British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook will meet with Secretary of State Colin Powell and other administration officials.

• President Milo Djukanovic of the Yugoslav province of Montenegro and Branko Lukovac, the province’s foreign minister, will join invited guests at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a daylong forum on the future of Montenegro-Serbia relations.

• Vojislav Suc, Slovenia’s undersecretary of state for Europe and North American affairs and also chairman of the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims’ Assistance,will meet State Department officials and members of Congress to discuss the progress of removing land mines in the Balkans. He will be accompanied by Jernej Cimpersek, director of the trust.

• Argentine Finance Secretary Daniel Marx will attend a forum at the Inter-American Development Bank on promoting capital markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

• Mahmood Sarioghalam of the National University of Iran will discuss Iranian foreign policy with invited guests of the Middle East Institute.


• South Korean Foreign and Trade Minister Lee Joung-binn will begin a two-day visit.

• Sen. Anne Clare Cools, a member of the Canadian Parliament, will address guests at the Independent Women’s Forum.

• Lev Ponomaryov, editor of the Russian newspaper “For Human Rights,” will address guests at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on the “human rights emergency in Russia.”

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