- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 18, 2005

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. He visits the Washington Navy Yard, where he will be received with full military honors to commemorate the assistance Norway received from the United States in 1942. The queen will speak this evening at the Natural History Museum about her travels in Norway’s vast nature areas.

• Borys Tarasyuk, the acting foreign minister of Ukraine, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

• Ernesto Armenteros, chief executive officer of the Quisqueyana, a money-transfer company in the Dominican Republic; Carl Braun, chairman of the Unibank of Haiti; Maria Eugenia Brizuela, former foreign minister of El Salvador and current president of the Salvadoran Bank; Javier Gavito, general director of the Bank for National Savings and Financial Services (Bansefi) of Mexico; Moises Jaimes of Bancomer Transfer Services of Mexico; Earl Jarrett, executive director of the Jamaican National Building Society; Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala, former executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Carlos Santiestevan of the Peru branch of the Bankgesellschaft, a German financial services company; and Teresa De Velilla and Carlos Heisecke of El Comercio Financiera, a Paraguayan financial services company. They are in town to attend the inauguration of the Task Force on Remittances and Development, a joint project of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Dialogue.

• Jurema Werneck, founder and director of Criola Brazil, which promotes the rights of Brazilian women of African heritage. She speaks at the Inter-American Dialogue.

• Yael Dayan, deputy mayor of Tel Aviv and a former member of the Israeli parliament. He addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


• President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who addresses the Council on Foreign Relations. He also meets members of Congress and administration officials.


• Finance Minister Yousef Boutros-Ghali and Investment Minister Mahmoud Mohieldin of Egypt. They address the American Enterprise Institute about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s plans for economic reform.

• Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Allawi; M. Coskun Cangoz, deputy director-general of public finance in the Turkish Finance Ministry; Alonso Garcia, undersecretary at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit; Swinburne A.S. Lestrade, coordinator of the Economic Stabilization Program of Dominica’s Ministry of Finance and Planning; Joaquim V. Levy, secretary of the treasury in Brazil’s Ministry of Finance; Bo Lundgren, director-general of Sweden’s National Debt Office; Gilbert Mbesherubusa, director of the Central Africa Operations Department for Infrastructure at the Africa Development Bank; Arunma Oteh, treasurer of the African Development Bank Group; Zambian Trade Minister Dipak Patel; Bangladeshi Finance Minister Saifur Rahman; Martin Redrado, governor of the Central Bank of Argentina; Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda’s ambassador to Switzerland; Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, governor of the Central Bank of Uganda; K. Dwight Venner, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank; and Akhtar Aziz Zeti, governor of Malaysia’s Bank Negara. They are among the speakers at the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.


• C. Raja Mohan, a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, who discusses India’s nuclear program in a briefing at CSIS.

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