- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2005

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, who meets President Bush.


• Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuriy I. Yekhanurov, who meets Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

• Members of the international affairs committee of the Russian parliament — Chairman Konstantin I. Kosachev, Alexander Kozlovsky, Yuliy Kvitsinsky, Natalia Narochnitskaya, Leonid Slutsky and Ruslan Yamadaev. They meet State Department officials and members of the National Security Council. Tomorrow, they address the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and on Thursday they meet with members of the House International Relations Committee.

• Three members of the European Parliament — Godfrey Bloom and Nigel Farage of Britain and Vladimir Zelezny of the Czech Republic — who address the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

• Surin Pitsuwan, a member of parliament and a former foreign minister of Thailand, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. They address the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

• Asma Jehangir, head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• Three female Iraqi journalists — Sahar Al Haydari Hussein of Radio Dijla, Muna Mushin Muhammad of Radio Baghdad and Awaz Saleem Abdulla of Radio Nawa. They hold a 10 a.m. press conference at the National Press Club to discuss the hazards for women in Iraq.


• Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, who have lunch and dinner at the White House. On their three-day visit, they also tour the National Institutes of Health, lay a wreath at the National World War II Memorial and attend a ceremony at the National Building Museum, where the prince will receive an award to honor his interest in architecture.

Niyazi Kizilyurek of the University of Cyprus, Soli Ozel of Bilgi University in Turkey, and Gul Inanc and Ahmet Sozen of the Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). They participate in a forum sponsored by the Institute of Turkish Studies and the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association. Members of the TRNC parliament — Speaker Fatma Ekenoglu, Turgay Avci, Mehmet Caglar and Mustafa Gokmen — also attend the conference.

• A delegation from South Korea — Moon Hee-sang, chairman of the Uri Party; Kisuk Cho, presidential press secretary; Cho Byung-jae of the Foreign Ministry; Park Myung-lim of Yonsei University; Im Hyug-baeg of Korea University; and Paik Hak-soon and Lee Tai-hwan of the Sejong Institute. They participate in panels at a Georgetown University forum.

• Retired Gen. Klaus Naumann of Germany, who discusses European defense integration in a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

• Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, an envoy for the Dalai Lama, who holds a 2 p.m. press conference at the National Press Club.


• Irakli Alasania, special representative to President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia, who discusses the conflict in Abkhazia with invited guests of the W.P. Carey Forum.

• Dmitri Trenin, deputy director of the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He addresses the Carnegie Endowment’s Washington office.

• Prakash Chandra Lohani, former finance minister of Nepal, who participates in a discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• Prime Minister Ousmane Issoufi Maiga of Mali, who holds a 3 p.m. press conference at the National Press Club.

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