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Great Seal Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1999


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Date Visitor Country Description
January 4, 1999Prime Minister Ruud LubbersNetherlandsOfficial working visit.
January 5, 1999King HusseinJordanMet with President Clinton during a private visit. Had earlier received medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Arrived in the U.S. July 14, 1998.
January 11-12, 1999President Carlos MenemArgentinaState Visit.
February 13-15, 1999Prime Minister Jenny ShipleyNew ZealandPrivate visit; attended Global Forum on Reinventing Government.
January 28, 1999President-elect Hugo ChavezVenezuelaMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
February 3-6, 1999President Jamil MahuadEcuadorDiscussed implementation of Ecuador-Peru border Agreement.
February 4-5, 1999President Alberto FujimoriPeruDiscussed implementation of Ecuador-Peru border Agreement.
February 4, 1999Prime Minister Pandeli MajdoAlbaniaMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
February 4, 1999Prime Minister Ljubco GeorgievskiMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofMet with President Clinton during a private visit.
February 11-12, 1999Chancellor Gerhard SchroederGermanyWorking visit.
February 18-19, 1999President Jacques ChiracFranceOfficial working visit.
February 23-26, 1999President Jerry RawlingsGhanaState Visit.
March 4-5, 1999Prime Minister Massimo D'AlemaItalyOfficial working visit; arrived in Boston March 3.
March 15-18, 1999Prime Minister Bertie AhernIrelandPrivate visit; also discussed Northern Ireland Peace process with President Clinton and Northern Irish political leaders.
March 30, 1999President-elect Olusegun ObasanjoNigeriaMet with President Clinton during a private visit. Arrived in New York March 29
April 7-10, 1999Prime Minister Zhu RongjiChina, Peoples' Republic ofOfficial visit. Arrived in Los Angeles April 6. Later Visited Denver (Colorado), Chicago, Libertyville (Illinois), New York City, and Boston. Departed the U.S. April 14.
April 12-13, 1999President Jose Maria AznarSpainWorking visit.
April 23-25, 1999President Jacques ChiracFranceAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Suleyman DemiralTurkeyAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Tony BlairUnited KingdomAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit. Arrived April 21.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Costas SimitisGreeceAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Jean ChretienCanadaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Chancellor Gerhard SchroederGermanyAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Vaclav HavelCzech RepublicAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Massimo d'AlemaItalyAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Wim KokNetherlandsAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Jean-Luc DehaeneBelgiumAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Poul Nyrup RasmussenDenmarkAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Viktor OrbanHungaryAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Jean-Claude JunckerLuxembourgAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Kjell BondevikNorwayAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister David OddsonIcelandAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Alexander Kwasniewski and Prime Minister Jerzy BuzekPolandAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Jose AznarSpainAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Rexhep MeidaniAlbaniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Viktor KlimaAustriaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Peter StoyanovBulgariaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Mikulas DzurindaSlovak RepublicAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Kiro GligorovMacedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic ofAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Emile ConstantinescuRomaniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Janez DrnovsekSloveniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Martti AhtisaariFinlandAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999Prime Minister Goran PerssonSwedenAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Lennart MeriEstoniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit. Arrived April 22.
April 23-25, 1999President Guntis UlmanisLatviaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit. Arrived April 22.
April 23-25, 1999President Valdas AdamkusLithuaniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit. Arrived April 22.
April 23-26, 1999President Robert KochariyanArmeniaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit and discussed the Caucasus situation.
April 23-26, 1999President Heydar AliyevAzerbaijanAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit and discussed the Caucasus situation.
April 23-26, 1999President Eduard ShevardnadzeGeorgiaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit and discussed the Caucasus situation.
April 23-25, 1999President Petru LucinschiMoldovaAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Nursultan NazarbayevKazakhstanAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Emomali RakhmonovTajikistanAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Leonid KuchmaUkraineAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
April 23-25, 1999President Islam KarimovUzbekistanAttended NATO's 50th Anniversary Summit.
May 2-4, 1999Prime Minister Keizo ObuchiJapanOfficial visit. Arrived in the U.S. April 29; visited Los Angeles and Chicago.
May 8-10, 1999President Fernando CardosoBrazilPrivate visit.
May 17-19, 1999King Abdullah IIJordanWorking visit. Also visited New York City. Departed the U.S. May 24.
June 6-9, 1999President Arpad GonczHungaryState visit. Afterwards visited Chicago.
June 26-July 1, 1999President Hosni MubarakEgyptOfficial working visit.
July 2-3, 1999President Kim Dae JungKoreaOfficial working visit.
July 4-5, 1999Prime Minister Nawaz SharifPakistanDiscussed the Kashmir crisis with President Clinton during a private visit.
July 9-13, 1999Prime Minister John HowardAustraliaWorking visit.
July 14-20, 1999Prime Minister Ehud BarakIsraelOfficial working visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton in Washington and Camp David (Maryland). Also visited New York City.
July 26-27, 1999Prime Minister Sergei StepashinRussiaWorking visit. Attended meeting of U.S.-Russia Joint Commission and met with President Clinton. Also visited Seattle (Washington) July 25.
September 21, 1999President Ismail GuellahDjiboutiMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999Prime Minister Mikulas DzurindaSlovak RepublicMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999President Thabo MbekiSouth AfricaMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999President Carlos MenemArgentinaMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999President Andres PastranaColombiaMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999President Benjamin MkapaTanzaniaMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 21, 1999President Hugo ChavezVenezuelaMet with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
September 22-23, 1999President Eduard ShevardnadzeGeorgiaPrivate visit.
September 26-29, 1999Prime Minister Bulent EcevitTurkeyOfficial working visit.
October 7-14, 1999King Abdullah IIJordanMet with President Clinton October 12 during a private visit. Also visited Boston.
October 14-15, 1999Prime Minister Kjell BondevikNorwayWorking visit.
October 18-20, 1999President Mireya MoscosoPanamaWorking visit.
October 27, 1999Prime Minister Romano ProdiItalyMet with President Clinton as President of the European Commission.
October 27-30, 1999President Olusegun ObasanjoNigeriaOfficial working visit.
November 7-9, 1999Prime Minister Milos ZemanCzech RepublicWorking visit.
November 7-9, 1999Prime Minister Mikulas DzurindaSlovak RepublicPrivate visit.
November 12, 1999President Abdurrachman WahidIndonesiaMet with President Clinton November 12 during a private visit. Afterwards went to Salt Lake City for medical treatment.
December 7-8, 1999President Leonid KuchmaUkraineWorking visit.
December 14-17, 1999Prime Minister Ehud BarakIsraelPrivate visit. Peace negotiations with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa.
December 16-17, 1999President Martti AhtisaariFinlandWorking visit.
December 20-21, 1999President Nursultan NazarbayevKazakhstanMet with President Clinton and attended a meeting of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Joint Commission.

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