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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1979

Visitor From Description Date
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Australia Private visit. Met with President Carter January 2. January 1–3, 1979
Prime Minister Ola Ullsten Sweden Private visit. Met with President Carter January 18. January 16–18, 1979
Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan Thailand Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Departed February 16. February 4–8, 1979
Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil Egypt Official visit. Second Camp David Summit. February 20–25, 1979
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Israel Official visit. Departed U.S. March 8. March 1–4, 1979
Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau Canada Private visit. Discussed plans for the Northern Gas Pipeline with President Carter. March 3, 1979
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Israel Official visit. Signed Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty March 26. March 23–29, 1979
President Anwar Sadat, Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil Egypt Official visit. Signed Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty March 26. March 24–29, 1979
Prince Joseph II Liechtenstein Private visit. April 30, 1979
Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira Japan Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City and Los Angeles. Departed May 6. April 30–May 4, 1979
President Aristide Royo Panama Private visit. Met with President Carter May 10. May 8–11, 1979
Prime Minister Taisto K. Sorsa Finland Informal visit while serving as Chairman of the Socialist International Study Group on Disarmament. May 17, 1979
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Germany, Federal Republic of Private visit. In U.S. June 6-8. Met with President Carter June 6; visited Cambridge (Mass.), Columbia (S.C.), and New York City. June 6, 1979
Prime Minister Odvar Nordli Norway Private visit. Met with President Carter June 12. June 10–13, 1979
Prime Minister Abel Muzorewa Zimbabwe Rhodesia Unofficial visit. Met with President Carter July 11. July 9–11, 1979
President-elect Jaime Roldos Ecuador Informal visit. July 20, 1979
President Sekou Toure Guinea Private visit. Met with President Carter August 8. Also visited Los Angeles, Denver, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Departed U.S. August 15. August 8, 1979
President Mobutu Sese Seko Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Private visit; attended IMF meeting. Met with President Carter September 11. September 10–13, 1979
Prime Minister Robert D. Muldoon New Zealand Private visit. Opened new Chancery. September 18–20, 1979
Junta Member Daniel Ortega Nicaragua Private visit to Washington en route to U.N. General Assembly session. September 24, 1979
President William R. Tolbert Liberia Private visit. Met with President Carter October 2. September 25–October 2, 1979
President Jose Lopez Portillo Mexico Official visit. September 28–29, 1979
Pope John Paul II Vatican City Pastoral visit. In the U.S. October 1; visited Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Des Moines, and Chicago. Met with President Carter October 6. October 6–7, 1979
Chancellor Bruno Kreisky Austria Private visit. October 26, 1979
Prime Minister John M. Lynch Ireland Official visit. In U.S. November 7-15; visited Williamsburg, Boston, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, and New York City. November 8–10, 1979
Prime Minister Odvar Nordli Norway Private visit. Met with President Carter December 7. December 6–7, 1979
Prime Minister Andreas A. M. van Agt Netherlands Private visit. December 7, 1979
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher United Kingdom Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. December 18. December 16–17, 1979