- The Washington Times - Monday, September 28, 2009

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who addresses the Atlantic Council on Afghanistan, missile defense and the future of NATO in his first major U.S. speech.

Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, who meets with editors and reporters at The Washington Times.

Tuesday

• Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, John Atta Mills of Ghana, Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo and Teodoro Nguema Obiang of Equatorial Guinea; Humphrey Abah, minister of state for commerce and trade of Nigeria; Linda Bihire minister of infrastructure of Rwanda; Rob Davies, minister of trade and industry of South Africa; Hage Geingob, minister of trade and industry of Namibia; Aston Peterson Kajara, minister of investment of Uganda; Eunice Kazembe, minister of trade of Malawi; Binyah Kesselly, commissioner of the Bureau of Maritime Affairs of Liberia; Rilwanu Lukman, minister of petroleum resources of Nigeria; Venancio Massingue, minister of science and technology of Mozambique; Tshediso Matona, director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa; Nomvula Mokonyane, premier of Gauteng province of South Africa; Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairman of the African Union commission; Mary Nagu, minister of trade of Tanzania; Ousmane Ngom, minister of state for mines and energy of Senegal; Peter Nyong’o, minister of medical services of Kenya; Hillary Onek, minister of energy and minerals of Uganda; Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission; Hanna Tetteh, minister of trade and industry of Ghana; Stephen Masato Wasira, minister for agriculture food security and cooperatives of Tanzania; and George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, minister of health of Ghana. They attend the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa.

Richard Barrett, a former officer with Britain’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service and now coordinator of the United Nations’ al Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team. He addresses the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Bjorn Lyrvall, director-general for political affairs at the Foreign Ministry of Sweden. He testifies on conditions in the Western Balkans at a hearing before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at 10:30 a.m. in Room 212/210 in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Anson Chan, former chief secretary of Hong Kong, who addresses the Heritage Foundation.

Wednesday

Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, president of Somalia’s transitional federal government, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Mari Pangestu, Indonesia’s minister of trade; Karen Agustiawan, president of Indonesia’s Pertamina Corp.; Chatib Basri, advisor to the Ministry of Finance; and Anies Baswedan, vice chancellor of Indonesia’s Paramadina University. They discuss U.S.-Indonesia relations at a forum sponsored by the Asia Society and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Joseph Kutrzeba, a Polish resistance fighter in World War II, who holds a book-signing reception at the Polish Embassy to promote his memoirs as a teen-aged fighting the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Thuita Mwangi, permanent secretary of foreign affairs of Kenya, who meets administration officials.

Thursday

Justice Richard J. Goldstone of South Africa, who holds a 3 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss the U.N. report on the Israeli conflict with Palestinian terrorists in Gaza in 2008.

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

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