- The Washington Times - Monday, October 1, 2007

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Today

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama of Sri Lanka, who meets with administration officials and members of Congress.

Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe of Nigeria, who addresses Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

King Mswati III of Swaziland, who meets with the co-chairmen of the House Congressional Caucus on Swaziland, Reps. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, and Edolphus Towns, New York Democrat.

German Mundarain, ombudsman for the Venezuelan government, who addresses the Inter-American Dialogue.

Detlef Dzembritzki, chairman of the Afghanistan task force of the German parliament, who joins Afghan Ambassador Said T. Jawad to open an exhibition at the Goethe Institute of Washington.

Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, first lady of the Dominican Republic, and health ministers: Evans McNeil Rogers of Anguilla; John Maginley of Antigua and Barbuda; Gines Gonzalez of Argentina; Hubert Minnis of the Bahamas; Jose Coye of Belize; Nila Miranda of Bolivia; Tony Clement of Canada; Anthony S. Eden of the Cayman Islands; Maria Soledad Barria of Chile; Rossana Garcia of Costa Rica; Jose Balaguer of Cuba; John Fabien of Dominica; Bautista Rojas Gomez of the Dominican Republic; Caroline Chang of Ecuador; Jose Maza Brizuela of El Salvador; Alfredo Privado of Guatemala; Robert Auguste of Haiti; Jenny Meza Paguada of Honduras; Rudyard Spencer of Jamaica; Jose Cordova Villalobos of Mexico; John Osborne of Montserrat; Maritza Cuan Machado of Nicaragua; Rosario Turner of Panama; Rupert Herbert of St. Kitts and Nevis; Keith Mondesir of St. Lucia; Celsius Waterberg of Suriname; Sandra Jones of Trinidad and Tobago; and Nancy Perez of Venezuela. They attend the annual meeting of top health officials at the Pan American Health Organization.

Tomorrow

President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, who meets with President Bush.

Bastiaan Belder, a member of the European Parliament, and George Liu, a member of Taiwan’s legislature.They meet with members of Congress as part of the Taiwan Transatlantic Dialogue.

Dusan Spasojevic, assistant defense minister of Serbia, who addresses Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Rebeca Grynspan, former vice president of Costa Rica and now assistant administrator of the United Nations Development Program. She addresses Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Wednesday

Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern of Ireland, who meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan of Pakistan, who addresses the Council on Foreign Relations.

Zamir Akram, foreign policy adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, who addresses Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Thursday

Saad al-Hariri, leader of the anti-Syrian majority in the Lebanese parliament, who meets with President Bush.

Yannis Valinakis, deputy foreign minister of Greece, who meets with Daniel Fried, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, and members of Congress.

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

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