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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 2006

Visitor From Description Date
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Working visit. January 12–13, 2006
Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt Belgium Working visit. January 17, 2006
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Pakistan Working visit. Arrived in the U.S. January 19; also visited New York City and Boston. January 22–24, 2006
King Abdullah II Jordan Working visit. Arrived in the U.S. February 1. Also visited New Orleans. February 4–8, 2006
President Lech Kaczynski Poland Working visit. February 8–10, 2006
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Working visit. February 14–18, 2006
President Elias Saca El Salvador Working visit. February 23–25, 2006
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Italy Working visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress March 1. February 28–March 1, 2006
President Alejandro Toledo Peru Working visit. March 8–10, 2006
Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda Slovakia Working visit. March 12–13, 2006
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Ireland Working visit. March 15–17, 2006
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Liberia Addressed Joint Session of Congress March 15. March 15–23, 2006
President Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria Working visit. March 28–29, 2006
President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Brazil Working visit. Met with President Bush at Camp David, MD. March 30–31, 2006
President John Kufuor Ghana Working visit. April 11–13, 2006
Prime Minister Fouad Siniora Lebanon Working visit. April 17–20, 2006
President Hu Jintao China, People’s Republic of Official visit. Arrived in Seattle April 18. Visited New Haven April 21. April 20–21, 2006
President Alan Garcia Peru Working visit. April 22–24, 2006
President Ilham Aliyev Azerbaijan Working visit. April 25–28, 2006
President Tabare Vazquez Uruguay Working visit. April 29–May 4, 2006
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Working visit. May 3–4, 2006
Prime Minister John Howard Australia Official visit. May 12–17, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Israel Working visit. Addressed joint session of Congress May 24. May 21–24, 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair United Kingdom Working visit. May 25–26, 2006
King Abdullah II Jordan Working visit. Arrived in the U.S. May 27; also visited Deerfield, Massachusetts; and Jackson, Wyoming. May 29, 2006
President Paul Kagame Rwanda Working visit. May 30–June 2, 2006
President Denis Sassou-Nguesso Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Working visit. June 4–7, 2006
President Manuel Zelaya Honduras Working visit. June 4–6, 2006
President Michelle Bachelet Chile Working visit. June 8–9, 2006
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen Denmark Working visit. Met with President Bush at Camp David, MD. Later visited San Francisco and Sacramento, California; and Seattle Washington. Departed the U.S. June 13. June 8–11, 2006
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Working visit. June 13–14, 2006
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Japan Official visit. Also visited Memphis, TN, June 30. June 28–30, 2006
President Mikheil Saakashvili Georgia Working visit. July 2–6, 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Working visit. July 5–6, 2006
Prime Minister Janez Jansa Slovenia Working visit. July 7–11, 2006
President Alejandro Toledo Peru Met with President Bush July 11 during a private visit. July 9–12, 2006
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Iraq Working visit. Addressed joint meeting of Congress July 26. July 24–26, 2006
President Traian Basescu Romania Working visit. July 26–28, 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair United Kingdom Working visit. July 28, 2006
Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah Kuwait Working visit. September 4–5, 2006
President Roh Moo-hyun Korea Working visit. September 12–14, 2006
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi Malaysia Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 18, 2006
President Elias Saca Gonzalez El Salvador Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 18, 2006
President Manuel Zelaya Rosales Honduras Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 18, 2006
President Jakaya Kikwete Tanzania Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 18, 2006
President Jalal Talabani Iraq Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 19, 2006
President Jacques Chirac France Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 19, 2006
Sheikh Haya Rashed al-Khalifa Bahrain Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 19, 2006
President Pervez Musharraf Pakistan Working visit. September 20–22, 2006
President Hamid Karzai Afghanistan Working visit. Also met with Pakistani President Musharraf on September 27. September 24–27, 2006
President Pervez Musharraf Pakistan Also met with Afghan President Karzai on September 27. September 27, 2006
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan Working visit. September 27–29, 2006
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Working visit. September 30–October 2, 2006
President Alan Garcia Peru Working visit. October 9–10, 2006
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader Croatia Working visit. October 15–18, 2006
King Carl XVI Gustav Sweden Working visit. October 22–24, 2006
President Leonel Fernandez Dominican Republic Working visit. October 24–27, 2006
President-elect Felipe Calderon Mexico Working visit. November 8–9, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Israel Working visit November 12–14, 2006
President Oscar Arias Costa Rica Working visit. December 3–6, 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair United Kingdom Working visit. December 6–7, 2006
President Thabo Mbeki South Africa Working visit December 7–8, 2006
President Boni Yayi Benin Working visit. Also attended White House Summit on Malaria. December 11–14, 2006