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Great Seal Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1998


*Notes

Date Visitor Country Description
January 14-18, 1998President Lennart MeriEstoniaWorking visit. Signed U.S.-Baltic Charter of Partnership.
January 14-18, 1998President Guntis UlmanisLatviaWorking visit. Signed U.S.-Baltic Charter of Partnership.
January 14-18, 1998President Algirdas BrazauskasLithuaniaWorking visit. Signed U.S.-Baltic Charter of Partnership.
January 19-21, 1998Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuIsraelWorking visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton.
February 3-5, 1998President Rexhep MedjaniAlbaniaMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
February 4-7, 1998Prime Minister Tony BlairUnited KingdomOfficial visit.
February 9-13, 1998President Petar StoyanovBulgariaWorking visit. Afterwards visited Norfolk (Virginia).
March 9-12, 1998Prime Minister Viktor ChernomyrdinRussiaWorking visit.
March 12-14, 1998Prime Minister Chuan LikphaiThailandOfficial working visit.
March 17, 1998Prime Minister Bertie AhernIrelandPrivate visit. Discussed the peace process in Northern Ireland.
March 17-18 1998President Arpad GonczHungaryPrivate visit.
March 16-20, 1998King HusseinJordanPrivate visit. Arrived in the U.S. March 12.
April 8-10, 1998President Fidel RamosPhilippinesWorking visit.
April 21-23, 1998President Saparmurat NiyazovTurkmenistanWorking visit. Arrived in the U.S. April 20. Also visited New York City and Chicago. Departed the U.S. April 24.
April 25-May 3, 1998President Isaias AfwerkiEritreaMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
May 5-7, 1998Prime Minister Romano ProdiItalyOfficial visit.
May 31- June 3, 1998Emir Isa bin Sulman al-KhalifaBahrainWorking visit.
June 6-8, 1998President Fernando CardosoBrazilMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
June 8-11, 1998President Kim Dae-jungKoreaState visit. Arrived in New York City June 6. Addressed joint Meeting of Congress June 10. Afterward visited San Francisco and Los Angeles. Departed the U.S. June 13.
June 8, 1998President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de LeonMexicoMet with President Clinton during a UN General Assembly Special Session on the Drug Problem in New York City.
June 10, 1998President Leonel FernandezDominican RepublicMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
June 15-18, 1998Prime Minister Rafiq al-HaririLebanonMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
June 15-16, 1998King HusseinJordanMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
June 17-19, 1998Prime Minister Lionel JospinFranceWorking visit. Afterwards visited New York City.
June 22-26, 1998President Mary McAleeseIrelandMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
June 29-30, 1998Prime Minister Branko CrvenkovskiMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofMet with Vice President Gore.
July 8-10, 1998Prime Minister Jerzy BuzekPolandMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
July 14-17, 1998 September 21-23, 1998President Nelson MandelaSouth AfricaWorking visit.
September 23-25, 1998President Pierre BuyoyaBurundiMet with President Clinton during a private visit after the meeting of the UN General Assembly.
September 28-29, 1998Prime Minister Benyamin NetanyahuIsraelWorking visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton and Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat.
October 5-8, 1998Prime Minister Viktor OrbanHungaryWorking visit.
October 8-9, 1998Chancellor-elect Gerhard SchroederGermanyMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
October 9, 1998President Jamil MahuadEcuadorDiscussed the Ecuador-Peru border dispute with President Clinton during a private visit.
October 9, 1998President Alberto K. FujimoriPeruDiscussed the Ecuador-Peru border dispute with President Clinton during a private visit.
October 15-23, 1998Prime Minister Benyamin NetanyahuIsraelDiscussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton and Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat in Washington and at Wye Plantation (Maryland). Signed Wye River Memorandum at the White House on October 23. Private visit.
October 20-23, 1998King HusseinJordanTook part in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Wye Plantation (Maryland).
October 27-28, 1998President Andres PastranaColombiaState visit.
November 2-5, 1998Prime Minister Janez DrnovsekSloveniaWorking visit. Afterwards visited Cleveland, Ohio.
November 23, 1998President Kuniwo NakamuraPalauMet with President Clinton at Agana, Guam.
November 23, 1998President Imata KabuaMarshall IslandsMet with President Clinton at Agana, Guam.
November 23, 1998President Jacob NenaMicronesiaMet with President Clinton at Agana, Guam.
November 29-December 1, 1998President Joaquim ChissanoMozambiqueWorking visit.
December 1, 1998Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz SharifPakistanOfficial working visit.
December 9-11, 1998President Miguel Angel RodriguezCosta RicaAttended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11.
December 9-11, 1998President Armando Calderon SolEl SalvadorAttended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11.
December 9-11, 1998President Luis Alberto FloresGuatemalaAttended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11.
December 9-11, 1998President Carlos FloresHondurasAttended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11.
December 9-11, 1998President Arnoldo AlemanNicaraguaAttended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11.
December 18, 1998Chancellor Viktor KlimaAustriaAttended U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. Private visit with President Clinton.

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