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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1945-1949

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

March 13-14, 1945

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Discussed economic policies and the Canadian role in the United Nations with President Roosevelt. In the U.S. March 10-15. Also visited Williamsburg (Virginia).

March 22-24, 1945

Governor General Earl of Athlone

Canada

Met with President Roosevelt in Washington.

April 25- June 26, 1945

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Led Canadian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.

April 25- June 26, 1945

Prime Minister Smuts

South Africa

Led South African delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. Arrived in U.S. April 18.

April 25- June 26, 1945

Prime Minister Fraser

New Zealand

Led New Zealand delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.

April 25- June 26, 1945

Prime Minister Al-Khouri

Syria

Led Syrian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.

April 26- June 14, 1945

Premier Soong

China, Republic of

Led Chinese delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. As Foreign Minister, had met with U.S. officials in Washington, April 17-23.

April 26- June 14, 1945

Prime Minister Endalkachau

Ethiopia

Led Ethiopian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.

May 28- June 1, 1945

Regent Prince Abdul Ilah

Iraq

At invitation of the President. In U.S. May 25- June 27. Afterwards visited New York City, Princeton (New Jersey), the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Las Vegas (Nevada), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Lincoln (Nebraska), and Chicago.

August 22-25, 1945

President de Gaulle

France (Provisional Government)

Afterwards visited New York City and Chicago. Departed U.S. August 28.

October 11-15, 1945

President Rios

Chile

Official visit. In U.S. October 9-November 1. Afterward visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

November 10-15, 1945

Prime Minister Attlee

United Kingdom

Informal discussions on international control of atomic energy.

November 10-15, 1945

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Informal discussions on international control of atomic energy.

May 6-10, 1946

Prime Minister Chifley

Australia

Guest of U.S. Government on return from Conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers in London.

May 9-17, 1946

President-elect Roxas

Philippines

Guest of U.S. Government. Discussed matters relating to Philippine independence. Departed U.S. May 18; also visited San Francisco.

June 5-8, 1946

President-elect Ospina

Colombia

Arrived in the U.S. June 2. Also visited Miami, New York City, and Tennessee.

June 11-17, 1946

Prime Minister Nagy

Hungary

Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. June 19.

October 27-28, 1946

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

At the invitation of the President.

December 1-2, 1946

Prime Minister Smuts

Union of South Africa

Led South African delegation to the UN General Assembly. In U.S. October 22-December 8.

December 19-22, 1946

Prime Minister Tsaldaris

Greece

Addressed the UN on frontier problems with neighboring states. Visited Washington as guest of the government. In U.S. December 5-24.

January 5-9, 1947

Prime Minister De Gasperi

Italy

Guest of U.S. Government. Discussed postwar economic assistance. Afterwards visited Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City. Returned to Washington January 14; departed U.S. January 15.

February 4-6, 1947

Governor General Viscount Alexander

Canada

Guest of U.S. Government. Afterwards visited New York City.

February 11-15, 1947

President-elect Berreta

Uruguay

Guest of U.S. Government. In the U.S. February 4-18, visiting Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

April 21-23, 1947

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Informal meeting with President Truman. Arrived in U.S. March 28; also visited Virginia Beach and Williamsburg (Virginia).

April 29- May 7, 1947

President Aleman

Mexico

Official visit. Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress May 1. Afterwards visited New York City, Chattanooga (Tennessee), and Kansas City (Missouri).

August 7-9, 1947

Prime Minister Shah Mahmud

Afghanistan

Unofficial visit.

April 4-9, 1948

Regent Prince Charles

Belgium

Also visited Annapolis, Knoxville (Tennessee), New York City, and West Point (New York). Revisited Washington privately April 10-12. Departed U.S. April 14.

April 4-9, 1948

Premier Spaak

Belgium

Accompanied Prince Charles.

May 24-25, 1948

President Weizmann

Israel (Provisional Government)

Met with President Truman. (Was in New York City when elected.) Left U.S. May 26.

July 1-5, 1948

President Gallegos

Venezuela

Met with President Truman in Washington and Bolivar (Missouri).

December 8-10, 1948

President Prio Socarras

Cuba

Also visited Annapolis (Maryland) and New York City. Departed U.S. December 12.

February 11-13, 1949

Prime Minister St. Laurent

Canada

Informal visit to Washington.

April 24-26, 1949

President Weizmann

Israel

Met with President Truman April 25. In the U.S. April 13-May 5; visited New York City.

May 18-21, 1949

President Dutra

Brazil

Official guest. Discussed economic cooperation. Addressed U.S. Congress May 19. Afterwards visited New York City and Chattanooga and Nashville (Tennessee). Departed U.S. May 27.

August 8-11, 1949

President Quirino

Philippines

Joint discussions on economic cooperation.

October 11-15, 1949

Prime Minister Nehru

India

Guest of the President. Afterwards visited New York City, Chicago, Knoxville (Tennessee), San Francisco, and Madison (Wisconsin). Was in Canada October 22-26. Final departure from U.S. November 4.

November 16-20, 1949

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Iran

Good will visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Princeton (New Jersey), West Point (New York), Detroit (Michigan), Fort Knox (Kentucky), the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Las Vegas (Nevada), Phoenix (Arizona), San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sun Valley (Idaho). Departed U.S. December 13.


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