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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 2009

Visitor From Description Date
President Felipe Calderon Mexico Met with President Bush and with President-Elect Obama. January 13, 2009
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Received the Presidential medal of Freedom along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. January 13, 2009
Prime Minister Taro Aso Japan Working Visit. February 24, 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Working Visit. Also addressed a joint session of Congress. March 3, 2009
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil Working visit. March 14, 2009
Prime Minister Brian Cowen Ireland Working Visit. March 17, 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Australia Working Visit. March 24, 2009
King Abdullah II Jordan Working Visit. April 21, 2009
President Shimon Peres Israel Working Visit. May 5, 2009
President Hamid Karzai Afghanistan Working Visit. May 6, 2009
President Asif Ali Zardari Pakistan Working Visit. May 6, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Working Visit. May 18, 2009
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Tanzania Working Visit. May 21, 2009
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Zimbabwe Working Visit. June 12, 2009
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Italy Working Visit. June 15, 2009
President Lee Myung-bak Korea Working Visit. June 16, 2009
President Michelle Bachelet Chile Working Visit. June 23, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Working Visit. June 26, 2009
President Alvaro Uribe Colombia Working Visit. June 29, 2009
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Netherlands Working Visit. July 14, 2009
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Iraq Working Visit. July 22, 2009
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Philippines Working Visit. July 30, 2009
Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabir al-Sabah Kuwait Working Visit. August 3, 2009
President Hosni Mubarak Egypt Working Visit. August 17–19, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Working Visit. September 16, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Met with President Obama and with Palestinian Authority President Abbas at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 2009
President Hu Jintao China, People’s Republic of Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Japan Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2009
President Dmitri Medvedev Russia Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2009
President Asif Zardari Pakistan Attended a meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Summit in New York City September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Attended a meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Summit in New York City. September 24–25, 2009
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Argentina Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Australia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Luiz Inacio Lula de Salva Brazil Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Hu Jintao China, People’s Republic of Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Nicolas Sarkozy France Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Italy Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Japan Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Lee Myung-bak Korea Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Felipe Calderon Mexico Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Netherlands Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Presidetn Dmitri Medvedev Russia Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Jacob Zuma South Africa Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Spain Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister John Fredrik Reinfeldt Sweden Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown United Kingdom Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Jalal Talabani Iraq Working Visit. October 6, 2009
President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Spain Working Visit. October 13, 2009
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Iraq Working Visit. October 20, 2009
Prime Minister John Fredrik Reinfeldt Sweden Visited as President of the European Council. November 2–3, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Working Visit. Addressed joint session of Congress November 3. November 3, 2009
President Seretse Khama Ian Khama Botswana Working Visit. November 5, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Working Visit. November 9, 2009
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh India Official State visit. November 23–25, 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Australia Working Visit. November 30, 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Working Visit. December 7, 2009
President Michel Sleiman Lebanon Working Visit. December 14, 2009