- The Washington Times - Monday, November 11, 2002

Diplomatic traffic
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who speaks at Georgetown University. On Wednesday he meets National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and holds a 3:30 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club. He meets President Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney on Thursday. This week he also holds talks with members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and officials of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-American Development Bank.
Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's deputy prime minister, finance minister and chairman of the central bank. This week he meets Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who receives the International Visionaries' Award from the United Nations Association of the United States.
Olexander Moroz, leader of the Socialist Party of Ukraine, who discusses Ukrainian politics in a forum sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
South Korean human rights activist the Rev. Chun Ki-Won, who holds a 4 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss the mistreatment of North Korean refugees in China.
Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al-Saud, governor and chairman of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, and Fan Gang, director of China's National Economic Research Institute. They join a panel discussion at Fortune magazine's Global Forum.
Stefan Schneider and Adam Sieminski of the Deutsche Bank participate in a panel discussion about the economic consequences of a war in Iraq at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Malcolm Knight, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, who discusses North American monetary policy at the Canadian Embassy.
Zimbabwe opposition leaders David Coltart, Moses Mzila Ndlovu, Ephraim Tapa and Arnold Tsunga, who speak at a forum sponsored by George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
Jorge R. Chikoty, deputy foreign minister of Angola, and Agostinho Zaccarias, the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser for Africa. They join a panel discussion on Angolan-U.S. relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Zsolt Nemeth, chairman of the foreign relations committee of the Hungarian parliament and a leading opposition figure.
Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Nicaragua's Confidencial magazine of political analysis. He joins a panel discussion on press freedom in Latin American and the Caribbean, sponsored by Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican.
Armoniene Dzuljeta of Lithuania, Marsha Everton of Estonia, Elena Grebenshchikova of Russia and Minna Laakkonen of Finland. They discuss business development for women in the Baltics, Finland and Russia at a 3 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club.
Bernhard Vogel, president of the German state of Thuringia and chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, discusses German-U.S. relations at a luncheon sponsored by the Adenauer foundation.
A delegation of Belarussian opposition politicians and dissidents, including Andrey Klimov, Irina Krasovskaya, Anatoly Lyabedzka, Andrey Sannikov, Pavel Sheremet, Stanislav Shushkevich and Vincuk Viachorka. They participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the New Atlantic Initiative and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Liu Jieyi, director of arms control in China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who addresses a forum on weapons of mass destruction at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Abdul Rezzaq Mirza and Shaflq Qazzaz of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, who address a forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies.
A delegation from the European Parliament that includes Bastiaan Belder of the Netherlands, Harlem Desir of France and James Nicholson of Britain. The join a discussion on homeland security sponsored by the European Institute.
Gen. Tawfik Yassiri of the Iraqi National Coalition, who addresses the American Enterprise Institute on a "Post-Saddam Iraq."

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