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


*Notes

Date Visitor Country Description
February 3, 1997President Alberto K. FujimoriPeruArrived in Washington February 1 to attend international meeting on small business lending. Discussed Lima hostage crisis with President Clinton.
February 5-8, 1997Prime Minister Viktor S. ChernomyrdinRussiaAttended meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Commission. Afterwards visited Chicago.
February 12-14, 1997Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuIsraelOfficial working visit.
February 25-28, 1997President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-TagleChileState Visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress.
March 8-13, 1997President Hosni MubarakEgyptOfficial working visit.
March 17-18, 1997Prime Minister John BrutonIrelandMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
March 20-26, 1997President Alia IzetbegovicBosnia-HerzegovinaPrivate visit. Also visited New York City.
March 30-April 2, 1997King HusseinJordanMet 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, 1997Prime Minister Antonio GuterresPortugalOfficial working visit.
April 7-8, 1997Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuIsraelMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
April 7-9, 1997Prime Minister Jean ChretienCanadaOfficial visit.
April 24-26, 1997Prime Minister Ryutaro HashimotoJapanOfficial working visit.
May 14-16, 1997President Leonid KuchmaUkraineAttended meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Binational Commission.
June 10-13, 1997Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-ThaniQatarWorking visit.
June 16-19, 1997President Kiro GligorovMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofWorking visit.
June 19-22, 1997Prime Minister Ryutaro HashimotoJapanHeld a pre-summit meeting with President Clinton and attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997President Boris N. YeltsinRussiaAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997Prime Minister Tony BlairUnited KingdomAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997President Jacques R. ChiracFranceAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997Prime Minister Romano ProdiItalyAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997Prime Minister Jean ChretienCanadaAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 20-22, 1997Chancellor Helmut KohlGermanyAttended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver (Colorado).
June 26, 1997President Kim Yong-samKoreaMet with President Clinton at the UN Ecology Summit in New York City.
July 16-20, 1997President Eduard A. ShevardnadzeGeorgiaWorking visit.
July 22-24, 1997President Roman HerzogGermanyWorking visit.
July 29-August 1, 1997President Heydar AliyevAzerbaijanOfficial working visit. Later visited New York City, Houston (Texas), and Chicago (Illinois). Departed the U.S. August 6.
September 22, 1997Prime Minister Nawaz SharifPakistanMet with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
September 22, 1997Prime Minister Inder Kumar GujralIndiaMet with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
October 5-9, 1997President Ezer WeizmanIsraelOfficial working visit.
October 28-30, 1997President Jiang Zemin China, People's Republic ofState 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, 1997King HusseinJordanMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
November 13-14, 1997President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de LeonMexicoOfficial working visit.
November 16-19, 1997President Nursultan NazarbayevKazakhstanWorking visit. Attended 4th annual meeting of U.S.-Kazakh Joint Commission.
November 18-21, 1997President Alpha Oumar KonareMaliWorking visit.
December 4-5, 1997Prime Minister Jean-Claude JunckerLuxembourgAttended U.S.-EU Summit as President of the EU Council.
December 15, 1997Prime Minister Bertie AhernIrelandWorking visit.
December 18-21, 1997Prime Minister Mesut YilmazTurkeyWorking Visit.

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