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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 2008

Visitor From Description Date
President Abdullah Gul Turkey Working visit. January 7–8, 2008
President Amadou Toumani Toure Mali Working visit. February 11–13, 2008
Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek Czech Republic Working visit. February 25–28, 2008
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen Denmark Working visit. Met with President Bush in Crawford, TX. February 27–March 1, 2008
King Abdullah II Jordan Working visit. March 2–6, 2008
Prime Minister Donald Tusk Poland Working visit. March 9–10, 2008
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Ireland Working visit. March 16–18, 2008
President Mikheil Saakashvili Georgia Working visit. March 18–20, 2008
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham Bahamas Working visit. March 19–20, 2008
Prime Minister David Thompson Barbados Working visit. March 19–20, 2008
Prime Minister Dean Barrow Belize Working visit. March 19–20, 2008
King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa Bahrain Working visit. March 22–25, 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Australia Working visit. March 27–April 1, 2008
Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourg Working visit April 9–12, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City Pastoral visit. Met with President Bush at the White House. Also visited New York City April 18-20 and addressed the UN General Assembly. April 15–18, 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Working visit. April 16–18, 2008
President Lee Myung-bak South Korea Working visit. Met with President Bush at Camp David, MD. April 16–19, 2008
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Attended the North American Leaders Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. April 21–22, 2008
President Feilipe Calderon Mexico Attended the North American Leaders Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. April 21–22, 2008
King Abdullah II Jordan Working visit. April 22–23, 2008
President Alvaro Colom Caballeros Guatemala Working visit. April 26–30, 2008
Prime Minister Bertie Ahern Ireland Working visit. April 29–May 1, 2008
President Martin Torrijos Panama Working visit. May 5–8, 2008
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Israel Working visit. June 3–5, 2008
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Netherlands Working visit. June 5–8, 2008
Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev Bulgaria Working visit. June 16–18, 2008
President Jalal Talabani Iraq Working visit. June 21–27, 2008
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Vietnam Working visit. June 22–25, 2008
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Philippines Working visit. June 24, 2008
President Blaise Compaore Burkina Faso Working visit July 13–16, 2008
President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci Kosovo Working visit. July 17–21, 2008
Prime Minister Yousuf Gillani Pakistan Working visit. July 27–30, 2008
President Jakaya Kikwete Tanzania Working visit. August 26–31, 2008
President Jalal Talabani Iraq Working visit. September 10, 2008
President John Kufuor Ghana State Visit. September 14–17, 2008
President Martin Torrijos Panama Working visit. September 15–17, 2008
Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Sabah Kuwait Working visit. September 17–19, 2008
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Working visit. September 18–21, 2008
President Asif Zardari Pakistan Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2008
President Jalal Talabani Iraq Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2008
President Yoweri Musaveni Uganda Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2008
President Jakaya Kikwete Tanzania Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2008
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India Working visit. September 23–25, 2008
President Saca El Salvador Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. Discussed temporary protected status for Salvadoreans in the United States. September 24, 2008
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Michele Bachelet Chile Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Oscar Arias Costa Rica Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Leonel Fernandez Dominican Republic Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Alvaro Colom Caballeros Guatemala Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Manuel Zelaya Rosales Honduras Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Felipe Calderon Mexico Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Fernando Lugo Paraguay Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Alan Garcia Peru Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Michel Sleiman Lebanon Working visit. September 24–25, 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Working visit. September 26, 2008
President Hamid Karzai Afghanistan Working visit. September 26, 2008
President Valdas Adamkus Lithuania Working visit. September 28–29, 2008
President Viktor Yushchenko Ukraine Working visit. September 28–29, 2008
President Ivan Gasparovic Slovak Republic Working visit. October 7–9, 2008
Prime Minister Tillman Thomas Grenada Working visit. October 7–9, 2008
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Italy Official visit. October 12–13, 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy France Met with President Bush at Camp David, Maryland. Accompanied by President Barroso of the European Commission. October 18, 2008
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia Working visit. Also addressed the White House Summit on International Development, October 21. October 20–22, 2008
President Fernando Lugo Paraguay Working visit. October 29, 2008
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Argentina Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Australia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Luiz Lula da Silva Brazil Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Hu Jintao China, People’s Republic of Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy France Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Italy Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Taro Aso Japan Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Felipe Calderon Mexico Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Netherlands Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Dimitry Medvedev Russia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
King Abdullah bin Albdul Aziz Saudi Arabia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Kgalema Motlanthe South Africa Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Lee Myung-Bak South Korea Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Spain Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Israel Working visit. November 22–25, 2008
President Elias Antonio Saca El Salvador Working visit. December 14–16, 2008