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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--2003

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

January 12-14, 2003

President Aleksander Kwasniewski

Poland

Working visit.

January 19-24, 2003

President Ismail Guelleh

Djibouti

Working visit.

January 30, 2003

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Italy

Met with President Bush during a private visit.

January 31, 2003

Prime Minister Tony Blair

United Kingdom

Working visit at Camp David, Maryland.

February 3-4, 2003

King Hamad Bin Essa al-Khalifa

Bahrain

Working visit.

February 4-7, 2003

Prime Minister Leszek Miller

Poland

Working visit.

February 8-10, 2003

Prime Minister John Howard

Australia

Working visit.

February 9-12, 2003

President Lucio Gutierrez

Ecuador

Working visit.

February 15-19, 2003

President Vairi Vike-Freiberga

Latvia

Working visit.

February 21-22, 2003

President Jose Maria Aznar

Spain

Official select visit in Crawford, Texas.

February 24-25, 2003

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Bulgaria

Working visit.

February 23-27, 2003

President Heydar Aliyev

Azerbaijan

Working visit.

February 25-28, 2003

President Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan

Working visit.

March 3-6, 2003

President Paul Kagame

Rwanda

Working visit.

March 13-14, 2003

Prime Minister Bertie Ahern

Ireland

Working visit.

March 20-21, 2003

President Paul Biya

Cameroon

Working visit.

March 26-27, 2003

Prime Minister Tony Blair

United Kingdom

Official select visit. Discussed the war with Iraq at Camp David, Maryland. Also met with UN Secretary-General Annan in New York City, March 27.

April 8-9, 2003

President Rudolf Schuster

Slovakia

Working visit

April 10, 2003

President Alfonso Portillo

Guatemala

Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement.

April 10, 2003

President Francisco Flores

El Salvador

Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement.

April 10, 2003

President Ricardo Maduro

Honduras

Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement.

April 10, 2003

President Enrique Bolonas

Nicaragua

Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement.

April 10, 2003

President Abel Pacheco

Costa Rica

Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement.

April 23, 2003

President Jorge Batlle

Uruguay

Working visit.

April 29-May 5, 2003

President Alvaro Uribe

Colombia

Working visit.

May 1-3, 2003

Prime Minister John Howard

Australia

Official select visit at Crawford, Texas.

May 6, 2003

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong

Singapore

Working visit. Signed free-trade agreement.

May 7-8, 2003

Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar

Spain

Working visit.

May 8-9, 2003

Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

Qatar

Working visit.

May 12, 2003

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Denmark

Working visit.

May 12-16, 2003

President Roh Moo-Hyun

South Korea

Working visit. Visited New York City May 12 and San Francisco May 15.

May 16, 2003

Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik

Norway

Working visit.

May 17-21, 2003

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Philippines

State Visit. Arrived in Los Angeles, May 17.

May 20, 2003

President Hipolito Mejia

Dominican Republic

Working visit.

May 22-23, 2003

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

Japan

Working visit at Crawford, TX.

June 5-6, 2003

Prime Minister Jose Durao

Portugal

Working visit.

June 9-11, 2003

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

Thailand

Working visit.

June 9-14, 2003

President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda

Working visit.

June 19-20, 2003

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazil

Working visit.

June 23-27, 2003

President Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan

Working visit. Met with President Bush in Washington, DC and Camp David, MD. Arrived in Boston June 20; later visited Los Angeles.

June 24-26, 2003

Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis

Greece

Working visit. Met with President Bush at the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting.

June 24-27, 2003

President Mireya Moscoso

Panama

Working visit.

June 23-27, 2003

Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth

Mauritius

Working visit. Also attended United States-Africa Business Summit.

June 21-26, 2003

King Mswati III

Swaziland

Attended United States-Africa Business Summit; met with President Bush during a private visit June 26.

June 21-29, 2003

President Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia

Attended United States-Africa Business Summit; met with President Bush during a private visit June 26.

June 22-29, 2003

Prime Minister Peter Musonge

Cameroon

Attended United States-Africa Business Summit; met with President Bush during a private visit June 26.

June 23-27, 2003

Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi

Uganda

Attended United States-Africa Business Summit; met with President Bush during a private visit June 26.

June 24-27, 2003

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Congo, Republic of

Attended United States-Africa Business Summit; met with President Bush during a private visit June 26.

July 14-17, 2003

Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla

Czech Republic

Working visit.

July 17, 2003

Prime Minister Tony Blair

United Kingdom

Working visit; addressed a Joint Session of Congress.

July 20-21, 2003

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Italy

Official select visit at Crawford, TX.

July 22-23, 2003

President Nestor Kirchner

Argentina

Working visit.

July 27-30, 2003

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Israel

Working visit.

September 3, 2003

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende

Netherlands

Working visit.

September 9-12, 2003

Prime Minister Sabah al-Sabah

Kuwait

Working visit.

September 15-19, 2003

King Abdullah II

Jordan

Met with President Bush at Camp David Sept. 18-19.

September 23, 2003

Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar

Spain

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 23, 2003

President Jacques Chirac

France

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 23, 2003

President Megawati Sukarnoputri

Indonesia

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 23, 2003

King Mohamed VI

Morocco

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 23, 2003

President Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder

Germany

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

Prime Minister Perry Christie

Bahamas

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

Prime Minister Keith Mitchell

Grenada

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

President Bharrat Jagdeo

Guyana

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

Prime Minister Kenny Davis Anthony

Saint Lucia

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

President John Agyekum Kufuor

Ghana

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

President Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

President Joaquim Chissano

Mozambique

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 24, 2003

Prime Minister Altal Vajpayee

India

Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City.

September 26, 2003

President Nicanor Duarte Frutos

Paraguay

Working visit.

September 26-27, 2003

President Vladimir Putin

Russia

Official select visit at Camp David, Maryland.

September 30-October 1 2003

President Alvaro Uribe

Colombia

Working visit.

September 30-October 4, 2003

Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali

Pakistan

Working visit.

October 5-7, 2003

President Mwai Kibaki

Kenya

State Visit.

October 27-29, 2003

President Ion Iliescu

Romania

Working visit.

November 2-5, 2003

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka

Working visit.

November 2-6, 2003

President Joseph Kabila

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Working visit.

November 12-16, 2003

President Carlo Ciampi

Italy

Working visit.

December 3-7, 2003

King Abdullah II

Jordan

Working visit.

December 8, 2003

President Rolandas Paksas

Lithuania

Working visit.

December 9, 2003

Premier Wen Jiabao

China, People’s Republic of

Official visit.

 


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