- The Washington Times - Monday, May 18, 2009


Foreign visitors in Washington this week:


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who meets with President Obama.

Wolfgang Gerhardt, a member of the German parliament and chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. He addresses the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Free America Foundation.

Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Egypt’s minister of trade and industry, who meets administration officials to discuss U.S.-Egypt trade. He also discusses plans for the Washington visit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who meets President Obama on May 26.

Jacques de Maio, director of South Asian operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross. He addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the humanitarian risks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

• A delegation from Germany with Dieter Feddersen of the Drager Foundation, Hans-Jurgen Misselwitz of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, Christian Tomuschat of Humboldt University, Clemens Wergin of the Berlin Morning Post, Dieter Wiefelsputz of the Social Democratic Party and Torsten Wohlert of the Berlin Senate (the executive body of the city government of the German capital). They address a conference on the 60th anniversary the postwar German nation in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Rodrigo Pardo, a former foreign minister of Colombia; Michael Penfold, a professor of public policy at Venezuela’s Institute of Superior Administrative Studies, and Maria Paula Romo, a member of Ecuador’s National Assembly. They discuss political conditions in the South American Andean countries in a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Manuel Hinds, former finance minister of El Salvador and co-author of “Money, Markets and Sovereignty” with Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations. They address the Cato Institute.

Ulrike Merten, chairman of the Armed Services Committee of the German parliament, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies about “key challenges” in U.S.-Germany relations.

Enrique Iglesias, secretary-general of the Ibero-American Summit, who joins Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general of the Organization of American States, to participate in a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.


Genaro Arriagada, former ministry of the presidency of Chile; Carlos Basombrio, former vice minister of the interior of Peru; and George Gray Molina of Britain’s Oxford University. They discuss regional political issues and foreign relations in Bolivia, Chile and Peru in a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Victor Gao, director of the China National Association of International Studies and former vice president of the China National Oil Corp.; Wenran Jiang, director of the China Institute at Canada’s University of Alberta; and He Wenping, director of West Asia and African studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Science. They discuss Chinese policy in Africa in a forum at the Jamestown Foundation.


Amr Hamzawy, senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, who discusses the economic crisis in the Middle East in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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