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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1997

Date Visitor Country Description
February 3, 1997 President Alberto K. Fujimori Peru Arrived in Washington February 1 to attend international meeting on small business lending. Discussed Lima hostage crisis with President Clinton.
February 5-8, 1997 Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin Russia Attended meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Commission. Afterwards visited Chicago.
February 12-14, 1997 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Israel Official working visit.
February 25-28, 1997 President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle Chile State Visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress.
March 8-13, 1997 President Hosni Mubarak Egypt Official working visit.
March 17-18, 1997 Prime Minister John Bruton Ireland Met with President Clinton during a private visit.
March 20-26, 1997 President Alia Izetbegovic Bosnia-Herzegovina Private visit. Also visited New York City.
March 30-April 2, 1997 King Hussein Jordan Met with President Clinton during a private visit. Arrived in U.S. March 21 for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Also visited New York City.
April 2-4, 1997 Prime Minister Antonio Guterres Portugal Official working visit.
April 7-8, 1997 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Israel Met with President Clinton during a private visit.
April 7-9, 1997 Prime Minister Jean Chretien Canada Official visit.
April 24-26, 1997 Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Japan Official working visit.
May 14-16, 1997 President Leonid Kuchma Ukraine Attended meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Binational Commission.
June 10-13, 1997 Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Qatar Working visit.
June 16-19, 1997 President Kiro Gligorov Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Working visit.
June 19-22, 1997 Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Japan Held a pre-summit meeting with President Clinton and attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 President Boris N. Yeltsin Russia Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 Prime Minister Tony Blair United Kingdom Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 President Jacques R. Chirac France Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 Prime Minister Romano Prodi Italy Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 Prime Minister Jean Chretien Canada Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997 Chancellor Helmut Kohl Germany Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 26, 1997 President Kim Yong-sam Korea Met with President Clinton at the UN Ecology Summit in New York City.
July 16-20, 1997 President Eduard A. Shevardnadze Georgia Working visit.
July 22-24, 1997 President Roman Herzog Germany Working visit.
July 29-August 1, 1997 President Heydar Aliyev Azerbaijan Official working visit. Later visited New York City, Houston (Texas), and Chicago (Illinois). Departed the U.S. August 6.
September 22, 1997 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistan Met with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
September 22, 1997 Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral India Met with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
October 5-9, 1997 President Ezer Weizman Israel Official working visit.
October 28-30, 1997 President Jiang Zemin China, People's Republic of State Visit. Arrived in U.S. October 26, visiting Honolulu and Williamsburg (Virginia). Afterwards visited Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), New York, Boston (Massachusetts), and Los Angeles. Departed the U.S. November 3.
November 11-14, 1997 King Hussein Jordan Met with President Clinton during a private visit.
November 13-14, 1997 President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Mexico Official working visit.
November 16-19, 1997 President Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan Working visit. Attended 4th annual meeting of U.S.-Kazakh Joint Commission.
November 18-21, 1997 President Alpha Oumar Konare Mali Working visit.
December 4-5, 1997 Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourg Attended U.S.-EU Summit as President of the EU Council.
December 15, 1997 Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Ireland Working visit.
December 18-21, 1997 Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz Turkey Working Visit.


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