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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1961

Visitor From Description Date
Prime Minister Diefenbacker Canada Signed Treaty on Cooperative Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin. January 16–17, 1961
Prime Minister Kampmann Denmark Informal visit. In U.S. February 11–19, visiting New York City, Mystic (Connecticut), Chicago, and San Francisco. February 14–15, 1961
Prime Minister Diefenbaker Canada Informal visit. February 20, 1961
Prime Minister Menzies Australia Informal visit; discussed Laos crisis with President Kennedy. In U.S. February 22–27. February 24, 1961
Prime Minister Holyoake New Zealand Informal visit; discussed Laos crisis with President Kennedy. In U.S. March 2–4. March 3, 1961
President Nkrumah Ghana Informal visit while attending a UN meeting. March 8, 1961
Prime Minister Macmillan United Kingdom Meeting at Key West (Florida); discussed situation in Laos. March 26, 1961
Prime Minister Erlander Sweden Informal visit. In U.S. March 28–April 4; visited New York. March 29, 1961
Prime Minister Macmillan United Kingdom Informal visit. Arrived in New York City April 3. April 4–9, 1961
Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Informal visit. Afterwards visited Austin and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. April 17. April 11–16, 1961
Prime Minister Karamanlis Greece Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. April 24. April 17–20, 1961
President Sukarno Indonesia Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. April 20, visiting Honolulu (Hawaii) and Los Angeles. April 24–25, 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 3–6, 1961
Prince Rainier III Monaco Luncheon (social visit). Left U.S. May 30. May 24, 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). May 30, 1961
President Youlou Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Informal visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. June 13. June 8–10, 1961
Prime Minister Fanfani Italy Informal visit. Left U.S. June 16, after visiting Baltimore (Maryland), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and New York City. June 11–13, 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. June 20–23, 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 11–14, 1961
Prime Minister Nyerere Tanganyika Informal visit after attending UN Trusteeship Council meeting. July 17, 1961
Prime Minister Balewa Nigeria Official visit. In U.S. July 24–August 1, visiting New York City, Chicago, and Knoxville (Tennessee). July 25–28, 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). July 31–August 3, 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 12–13, 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 19–22, 1961
Prince Sihanouk Cambodia Met with President Kennedy in New York City while attending UN General Assembly session. September 25, 1961
President Frondizi Argentina Met with President Kennedy in New York City while attending UN General Assembly session. September 26, 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 4–7, 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 16–18, 1961
President Tubman Liberia Official visit. In U.S. October 17–24; visited New York City and Rutherford (New Jersey). October 19–21, 1961
President Senghor Senegal Official visit. In U.S. October 30–November 4. Also visited New York City. November 3, 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 6–10, 1961
Chairman Park Korea Informal visit. In U.S. November 12–23, visiting New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu. November 13–17, 1961
Chancellor Adenauer Germany, Federal Republic of Informal visit; discussed Berlin Crisis with President Kennedy. November 19–23, 1961
President Frondizi Argentina Met with President Kennedy at Palm Beach (Florida). In U.S. December 21–25; visiting Honolulu and New Orleans (Louisiana). December 24, 1961