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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1951

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

January 29-30, 1951

Prime Minister Pleven

France

At the invitation of the President. Discussed collective security in the Far East and Europe with President Truman.

February 5-10, 1951

Prime Minister Holland

New Zealand

Met with President Truman February 8 while returning from a Commonwealth conference in London.

March 28- April 2, 1951

President Auriol

France

Addressed U.S. Congress April 2. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. April 4.

April 2-10, 1951

Prime Minister Pholien

Belgium

Met with President Truman April 9 during a private visit. Arrived in U.S. March 31; visited New York City.

April 20-26, 1951

Prime Minister Shah Mahmud

Afghanistan

Unofficial visit. Had come to Baltimore (Maryland) in February for medical treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

May 3-8, 1951

Prime Minister Ben-Gurion

Israel

Goodwill visit and promotion of Israel Bonds. Also visited Knoxville (Tennessee), New York City, West Point (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Princeton (New Jersey), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston (Massachusetts), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Chicago, Detroit (Michigan), Cleveland (Ohio), Los Angeles. Departed U.S. May 31.

May 25-28, 1951

Prime Minister Gerhardsen

Norway

In the U.S. May 15-29, visiting New York City and ethnic communities in the Midwest and Far West.

June 20-23, 1951

President Galo Plaza

Ecuador

Guest of U.S. Government. Addressed U.S. Congress June 21. Afterwards visited New York City and San Francisco. Departed U.S. June 29.

August 30, 1951

President Quirino

Philippines

Signed a security treaty.

September 3-5, 1951

Prime Minister Yoshida

Japan

Attended the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco.

September 3-5, 1951

Prime Minister Tran Van Huu

Vietnam

Attended the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco.

September 24-26, 1951

Prime Minister De Gasperi

Italy

At invitation of the U.S. Government. Met with President Truman after a NATO meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Addressed U.S. Congress September 24.

October 23- November 18, 1951

Prime Minister Mossadeq

Iran

Discussed the Anglo-Iranian oil dispute after appearing at the UN Arrived in U.S. October 8.


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