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Visits By Foreign Leaders in 2015

Visitor From Description Date
President Enrique Pena Nieto Mexico Official Working Visit. January 6, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron United Kingdom Official Working Visit. January 15–16, 2015
King Abdullah II Jordan Official Working Visit. February 3, 2015
Chancellor Angela Merkel Germany Official Working Visit. February 9, 2015
Amir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani Qatar Official Working Visit. February 24, 2015
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia Official Working Visit. February 27, 2015
Prime Minister Enda Kenny Ireland Official Working Visit. March 17, 2015
President Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai Afghanistan Official Working Visit. March 23–24, 2015
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq Official Working Visit. April 14, 2015
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia Attended the Africa Leaders Ebola Meeting. April 15, 2015
President Alpha Conde Guinea Attended the Africa Leaders Ebola Meeting April 15, 2015
President Ernest Bai Koroma Sierra Leone Attended the Africa Leaders Ebola Meeting. April 15, 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Italy Official Working Visit. April 17, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japan State Visit. April 27–28, 2015
Amir Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah Kuwait Attended a Summit at Camp David, MD, for Gulf Cooperation Council members on Countering Violent Extremism. May 13–15, 2015
Amir Sheikh Tameem bin Hamad al-Thani Qatar Attended a Summit at Camp David, MD, for Gulf Cooperation Council Members on Countering Violent Extremism. May 13–15, 2015
President Beji Caid Essebsi Tunisia Official Working Visit. May 20–21, 2015
King Willem-Alexander Netherlands Official Working Visit. June 1, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff Brazil Official Working Visit. June 29–30, 2015
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine Official Working Visit. July 13, 2015
President Muhammedu Buhari Nigeria Official Working Visit. July 20–21, 2015
President Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh The Gambia Attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. August 5–6, 2015
King Salman bin Abdel Aziz bin-Saud Saudi Arabia Official Working Visit. September 4, 2015
King Felipe VI Spain Official Working Visit. September 15, 2015
Pope Francis Vatican City State Visit. Addressed Joint Session of Congress Sept. 24. Also visited New York City (addressed UN General Assembly Sept. 25) and Philadelphia (attended World Meeting of Families). Departed the U.S. Sept. 27. September 22–24, 2015
President Xi Jinping China, People’s Republic of State Visit. September 24–25, 2015
President Vladimir Putin Russia Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York City. September 28, 2015
President Raul Castro Cuba Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York City. September 29, 2015
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York City. September 29, 2015
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York City. September 29, 2015
President Joachim Gauck Germany Official Working Visit. October 7, 2015
President Park Geun-hye South Korea Official Working Visit. October 16, 2015
President Nawaz Sharif Pakistan Official Working Visit. October 22, 2015
President Joko Widodo Indonesia Official Working Visit. October 26, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Official Working Visit. November 9, 2015
President Francois Hollande France Official Working Visit. November 24, 2015
President Reuven Rivlin Israel Official Working Visit. December 8–9, 2015