- The Washington Times - Monday, June 18, 2007

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


c Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri of Pakistan, who meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley. Tomorrow, he meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat. He also has meetings scheduled with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, California Democrat.

c Farooq Hasan, senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, who participates in a briefing about the future of Pakistan at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

c A delegation from China with Yang Yue, president of the All-China Youth Federation; Li Hui, president of the Hunan Provincial Youth Federation; Chen Peng, deputy director of the International Department of the All-China Youth Federation; Hu Shuijun of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Lin Qing, vice president of the Association of Young Township Entrepreneurs; Qi Bin of the China Securities Regulatory Commission; Sheng Xitai, president of the United Securities Co.; Xiao Chuanjiang, deputy chief of staff of the government of Tibet; Wang Baisheng, chairman of the Beijing Transformer Co.; and Wu Xu, vice mayor of Ya’an City. They meet with members of Congress and State Department officials on a visit sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.


{bullet} Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel, who meets with President Bush.

{bullet} President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana and Prime Ministers Owen Arthur of Barbados, Ralph Everard Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, and Nigel Harris, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies. They address the Conference on the Caribbean at the World Bank.


{bullet} Janos Koka, minister of economy and transportation of Hungary. He meets with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman;National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley;House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, California Democrat; John Veroneau, deputy trade representative; and Simeon Djankov of the World Bank.

{bullet} Isabel Pires de Lima, minister of culture of Portugal, and Rui Vilar, president of the Lisbon-based Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. They attend the opening of an exhibit of Portugal in the 16th and 17th centuries at the Freer Gallery of Art.

{bullet} Radoslaw Sikorski, former defense minister of Poland, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

{bullet} Har Swarup Singh, former lieutenant governor of Puducherry, India. He discusses the Indian bureaucracy at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


{bullet} A delegation from Romania with Corneliu Dobritoiu, undersecretary for policy at the defense ministry; Ion Eftimie Sandu, deputy chief for armaments in the defense ministry; and Stefan Tinca, deputy political director at the foreign ministry. A delegation from Bulgaria with Philip Bokov, chief of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev; and Rear Adm. Nikolay Nikolov, military adviser to President Georgi Parvanov. They participate in a forum on trans-Atlantic security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

{bullet} Mayor Leopoldo Lopez of Chacao, Venezuela, who addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on crime and security in his country.


{bullet} President Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam, who meets with President Bush.

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



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