- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 16, 2005

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


President Georgi Parvanov of Bulgaria, who meets President Bush. Tomorrow, he meets members of Congress and addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and Women’s Affairs Minister Masooda Jalal, who discuss this week’s annual meeting of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council in a briefing at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

MontenegrinForeign Minister Miodrag Vlahovic, who addresses a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on his country’s progress toward independence and efforts to join NATO and the European Union.

• A Canadian delegation with Greg Melchin, energy minister of Alberta; Andrew Stephens, vice president of Petro-Canada; and Greg Stringham, vice president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. They participate in a forum about U.S.-Canadian energy resources at the Canadian Embassy.

Carlos Basombrio and Carlos Ivan Degregori, two of Peru’s leading political analysts, who brief invited guests of the Inter-American Dialogue on political conditions in the country.

• Britain’s Martin Gilbert, who discusses his latest book on Winston Churchill, “Churchill and America,” at the National Archives.


Romanian Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, who meets National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, who meets President Bush,Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also addresses the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and announces the creation of the European Union Center of Excellence in Washington. He is accompanied by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, EU commissioner for external relations and neighborhood policy.

Wu Shu-min, national policy adviser to Taiwanese leader Chen Shui-bian.


• Brazilians Douglas Martins de Souza, deputy minister for the promotion of racial equality, and Silvio Albuquerque, chairman of the Organization of American States’ working group on the Inter-American Convention Against Racism. They discuss racial issues in Latin America with invited guests of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Judge Juan Guzman of Chile, who prosecuted former dictator Augusto Pinochet. He receives an award from the Institute for Policy Studies.

Ambassador Carlos Alzamora, Peruvian senior adviser for a free-trade agreement with the United States, and professors Javier Iguiniz and Mario Tello of Peru’s Catholic University in Lima. They address invited guests at George Washington University’s Center for Latin American Issues.

• Pakistani Sen. Abdullah Riar of the Pakistan People’s Party and a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Health. He addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Monsignor Agripino Nunez of the Dominican Republic, who receives the Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award from the International Foundation for Election Systems.


President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who meets President Bush.

Trade Minister Jorge Illingworth of Ecuador, who briefs invited guests of the Inter-American Dialogue on prospects for a free-trade agreement between the United States and Andean nations of South America.

Lee Teng-hui, former president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), who holds a 10 a.m. press conference at the National Press Club.


Beatriz Paredes Rangel, former secretary-general of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party and president of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. She addresses invited guests of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison@washingtontimes.com.



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