- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 6, 2005

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Defense Secretary John Reid of Britain, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

• The Dalai Lama of Tibet, for a 10-day visit to the United States. He meets reporters tomorrow morning at DAR Constitution Hall and visits Capitol Hill next week. He also is expected to speak with President Bush.

• Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who delivers the keynote address at a nuclear nonproliferation conference sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Therese Delpech of the Center for International Studies in Paris, Annalisa Giannella of the Council of the European Union, Ariel Levite of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission and Alexander Rumyantsev of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency also speak.

• Judy Asuni, director of the Academic Associates Peaceworks of Nigeria, who addresses the United States Institute of Peace.


• Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who meets with Maj. Gen. Don Riley of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss water-management issues and hold a press conference at noon at the corps headquarters, 441 G St. NW.

• French Trade Minister Christine Lagarde, who holds an 11 a.m. press conference at the National Press Club.

• Sharron-Lee Smith, director general of the international policy division of Canada’s Department of Global Climate Affairs, who addresses the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

• Sergio Aguayo, a human rights activist and professor at the College of Mexico, who delivers a lecture at Georgetown University on next year’s presidential election in Mexico.

• Jan Eliasson, president of the U.N. General Assembly and former Swedish ambassador to the United States. He speaks at a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dag Hammarskjold, U.N. secretary-general from 1953 to 1961.

• Jakub Gutenbaum and Agnieszka Latala of Poland, who discuss their book, “The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak,” at a noon briefing at the Polish Embassy.


Ahmed Chalabi, deputy prime minister of Iraq, who meets Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and addresses the American Enterprise Institute.

• Victor Postolachi, deputy reintegration minister of Moldova, who holds a 4 p.m. press conference at the National Press Club.

• Ali Jalali, former interior minister of Afghanistan; Marc Otte, the European Union’s special representative for Middle East peace negotiations; and Gideon Grinstein, founder of Israel’s Re’ut Institute. They address the annual conference of the Middle East Institute.

• G.K. Acquah, lord chief justice of Ghana; Hilario Davide, chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines; Joy Ezeilo, executive director of the Women’s Aid Collective of Nigeria; Luis Sergio Bates Hidalgo, justice minister of Chile; Asma Jehangir, founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; Natasa Kandic, director of the Humanitarian Law Center of Serbia; Thimjo Kondi, chief justice of the High Court of Albania; Daniel Lipsic, deputy prime minister and justice minister of Slovakia; Susanti Nugroho, a justice of the Supreme Court of Indonesia; Le Hong Son of Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice; Romany Zvarytch, justice minister of Ukraine. They attend an international law symposium sponsored by the American Bar Association.

• Luis Rubio, director of Mexico’s Center of Research for Development and former adviser to Mexico’s treasury secretary. He discusses next year’s Mexican presidential election with invited guests of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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