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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1997

Visitor From Description Date
President Alberto K. Fujimori Peru Arrived in Washington February to attend international meeting on small business lending. Discussed Lima hostage crisis with President Clinton. February 3, 1997
Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin Russia Attended meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Commission. Afterwards visited Chicago. February 5–8, 1997
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Israel Official working visit. February 12–14, 1997
President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle Chile State Visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress. February 25–28, 1997
President Hosni Mubarak Egypt Official working visit. March 8–13, 1997
Prime Minister John Bruton Ireland Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 17–18, 1997
President Alia Izetbegovic Bosnia-Herzegovina Private visit. Also visited New York City. March 20–26, 1997
King Hussein Jordan Met 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. March 30–April 2, 1997
Prime Minister Antonio Guterres Portugal Official working visit. April 2–4, 1997
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Israel Met with President Clinton during a private visit. April 7–8, 1997
Prime Minister Jean Chretien Canada Official visit. April 7–9, 1997
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Japan Official working visit. April 24–26, 1997
President Leonid Kuchma Ukraine Attended meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Binational Commission. May 14–16, 1997
Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Qatar Working visit. June 10–13, 1997
President Kiro Gligorov Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Working visit. June 16–19, 1997
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Japan Held a pre-summit meeting with President Clinton and attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 19–22, 1997
President Boris N. Yeltsin Russia Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
Prime Minister Tony Blair United Kingdom Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
President Jacques R. Chirac France Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
Prime Minister Romano Prodi Italy Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
Prime Minister Jean Chretien Canada Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Germany Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
President Kim Yong-sam Korea Met with President Clinton at the UN Ecology Summit in New York City. June 26, 1997
President Eduard A. Shevardnadze Georgia Working visit. July 16–20, 1997
President Roman Herzog Germany Working visit. July 22–24, 1997
President Heydar Aliyev Azerbaijan Official working visit. Later visited New York City, Houston, and Chicago. Departed the U.S. August 6. July 29–August 1, 1997
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistan Met with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 1997
Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral India Met with President Clinton at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 1997
President Ezer Weizman Israel Official working visit. October 5–9, 1997
President Jiang Zemin China, People’s Republic of State Visit. Arrived in U.S. October 26, visiting Honolulu and Williamsburg. Afterwards visited Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Departed the U.S. Nov. 3. October 28–30, 1997
King Hussein Jordan Met with President Clinton during a private visit. November 11–14, 1997
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Mexico Official working visit. November 13–14, 1997
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan Working visit. Attended 4th annual meeting of U.S.-Kazakh Joint Commission. November 16–19, 1997
President Alpha Oumar Konare Mali Working visit. November 18–21, 1997
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourg Attended U.S.-EU Summit as President of the EU Council. December 4–5, 1997
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Ireland Working visit. December 15, 1997
Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz Turkey Working Visit. December 18–21, 1997