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Great Seal Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1961


*Notes

Date Visitor Country Description
January 16-17, 1961 Prime Minister Diefenbacker Canada Signed Treaty on Cooperative Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin.
February 14-15, 1961 Prime Minister Kampmann Denmark Informal visit. In U.S. February 11-19, visiting New York City, Mystic (Connecticut), Chicago, and San Francisco.
February 20, 1961 Prime Minister Diefenbaker Canada Informal visit.
February 24, 1961 Prime Minister Menzies Australia Informal visit; discussed Laos crisis with President Kennedy. In U.S. February 22-27.
March 3, 1961 Prime Minister Holyoake New Zealand Informal visit; discussed Laos crisis with President Kennedy. In U.S. March 2-4.
March 8, 1961 President Nkrumah Ghana Informal visit while attending a UN meeting.
March 26, 1961 Prime Minister Macmillan United Kingdom Meeting at Key West (Florida); discussed situation in Laos.
March 29, 1961 Prime Minister Erlander Sweden Informal visit. In U.S. March 28-April 4; visited New York.
April 4-9, 1961 Prime Minister Macmillan United Kingdom Informal visit. Arrived in New York City April 3.
April 11-16, 1961 Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Informal visit. Afterwards visited Austin and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. April 17.
April 17-20, 1961 Prime Minister Karamanlis Greece Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. April 24.
April 24-25, 1961 President Sukarno Indonesia Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. April 20, visiting Honolulu (Hawaii) and Los Angeles.
May 3-6, 1961 President Bourguiba Tunisia State visit. Addressed Congress May 4. Afterwards visited Knoxville (Tennessee), Dallas (Texas), and New York City. Departed U.S. May 13.
May 24, 1961 Prince Rainier III Monaco Luncheon (social visit). Left U.S. May 30.
May 30, 1961 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion Israel Unofficial visit. In U.S. May 28-June 1. Met with President Kennedy in New York City; also visited Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
June 8-10, 1961 President Youlou Congo (Brazzaville) Informal visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. June 13.
June 11-13, 1961 Prime Minister Fanfani Italy Informal visit. Left U.S. June 16, after visiting Baltimore (Maryland), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and New York City.
June 20-23, 1961 Prime Minister Ikeda Japan Official visit. In U.S. June 18-29, visiting Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. Was in Canada June 25-26.
July 11-14, 1961 President Ayub Khan Pakistan State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress July 12. Afterwards visited New York City, Gettysburg (Pennsylvania), San Antonio, Austin, and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. July 18.
July 17, 1961 Prime Minister Nyerere Tanganyika Informal visit after attending UN Trusteeship Council meeting.
July 25-28, 1961 Prime Minister Balewa Nigeria Official visit. In U.S. July 24-August 1, visiting New York City, Chicago, and Knoxville (Tennessee).
July 31- August 3, 1961 Prime Minister Ch'en China, Republic of Official visit. In U.S. July 29-August 10, visiting Honolulu, San Francisco, Williamsburg (Virginia), New York City, Knoxville (Tennessee), Chicago, and Detroit (Michigan).
September 12-13, 1961 President Sukarno Indonesia Informal visit after attending Conference of Nonaligned Nations in Belgrade.
September 12-13, 1961 President Keita Mali Informal visit after attending Conference of Nonaligned Nations in Belgrade.
September 19-22, 1961 President Prado Peru State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress September 21. In U.S. September 18-29, visiting Miami (Florida), Williamsburg (Virginia), New York City, Boston (Massachusetts), and Chicago.
September 25, 1961 Prince Sihanouk Cambodia Met with President Kennedy in New York City while attending UN General Assembly session.
September 26, 1961 President Frondizi Argentina Met with President Kennedy in New York City while attending UN General Assembly session.
October 4-7, 1961 President Abboud Sudan State visit. Afterwards visited Los Angeles, Fresno (California), San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. Departed U.S. October 15.
October 16-18, 1961 President Kekkonen Finland Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Detroit (Michigan), Duluth (Minnesota), San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu (Hawaii). Departed U.S. November 2.
October 19-21, 1961 President Tubman Liberia Official visit. In U.S. October 17-24; visited New York City and Rutherford (New Jersey).
November 3, 1961 President Senghor Senegal Official visit. In U.S. October 30-November 4. Also visited New York City.
November 6-10, 1961 Prime Minister Nehru India Official visit. In U.S. November 5-14, visiting Newport (Rhode Island), New York City, and Los Angeles. Departed for Mexico November 14. Stopped in New York City November 17 en route to London.
November 13-17, 1961 Chairman Park   Informal visit. In U.S. November 12-23, visiting New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu.
November 19-23, 1961 Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Informal visit; discussed Berlin Crisis with President Kennedy.
December 24, 1961 President Frondizi Argentina Met with President Kennedy at Palm Beach (Florida). In U.S. December 21-25; visiting Honolulu and New Orleans (Louisiana).

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