- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2009

DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni of Bangladesh, who meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Baktybek Abdrisaev, former Kyrgyz ambassador to the United States, and Baktybek Beshimov, a member of the Kyrgyz parliament. They address the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Michel Sidibe, undersecretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the U.N. AIDS program. He attends a reception hosted by the Washington-based United Nations Foundation.

Srdjan Darmanovic, dean of the political science department of the University of Montenegro. He addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Nick Witney of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He joins a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council on the trans-Atlantic defense industry.

Tuesday

President Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay, who addresses the Inter-American Development Bank on education in communication technologies in Latin America.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz of Israel, who addresses the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Federico Arenoso of Citizen Power of Argentina, Lupe Cajias of Transparency Bolivia and Ivan Meini, a consultant for Peru’s National Council for Public Ethics. They address the Inter-American Dialogue on corruption in Latin America.

Wednesday

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, who meets with President Obama.

Engjellushe Morina of the Kosovo Initiative for Stability, who addresses the United States Institute of Peace on political conditions in Kosovo.

Thursday

Vasile Blaga, Romania’s minister of regional development and housing, and Adriean Videanu, Romania’s minister of economy. They address the Atlantic Council on energy issues in the Black Sea.

Liam Fox, a Conservative Party member of the British Parliament and defense specialist. He addresses the Heritage Foundation.

Alistair G.L. Borthwick and Karl Gerth of Oxford University; Peng Liu and Jianrong Yu of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Guanghu He of China’s Renmin University; and Yi Lu of Shanghai University. They discuss modern China in a forum hosted by the Asian Division Friends Society of the Library of Congress, the Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland and the Institute for Religion and Society in Asia at Oxford University.

Friday

Chung Dong-Young, a member of the South Korean National Assembly and a presidential candidate in the 2007 election, who holds a 3 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss North Korea and other issues.

Ayad Allawi, former prime minister of Iraq, and Saleh al-Mutlaq, a member of the Iraqi parliament. They address the United States Institute of Peace.

Nathalie Cely, Ecuador’s minister of coordination for production, and Mauricio Pozo, Ecuador’s former minister of finance. They discuss Ecuador’s development goals in a briefing at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Cornelis A. van Minnen, director of the Roosevelt Study Center at the University of Ghent, Belgium; Hans Krabbendam, assistant director of the Roosevelt Center; Giles Scott-Smith, a senior researcher at the center; and Ernst H. van der Beugel, professor of diplomatic history of Atlantic cooperation at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. They address the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on 400 years of U.S.-Dutch relations.

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