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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Costa Rica

Visitor Description Date
President-elect Calderon Guardia In U.S. March 24-April 13, visited New York City, Chicago, Boston and Worcester (Massachusetts). March 25–28, 1940
President-elect Picado Visited Washington as guest of U.S. Government. April 25–27, 1944
President-elect Echandi At the invitation of the President. In U.S. March 25-31. Also visited New Orleans (Louisiana) and New York City. March 26–29, 1958
President Orlich Official visit. In U.S. June 29-July 11. Also visited Williamsburg, Kingsville (Texas), Philadelphia, New York City, and San Juan (Puerto Rico). June 30–July 2, 1964
President Jose Trejos Fernandez Official visit. In U.S. June 3- 7; visited Williamsburg, San Antonio, and Miami. June 4–6, 1968
President Jose Figueres Ferrer Attended White House dinner on 25th Anniversary of the U.N. October 24, 1970
President Daniel Oduber Quiros Attended signing of the Panama Canal Treaty. September 6–9, 1977
President Rodrigo Carazo Odio Private visit. Met with President Carter December 1. November 29–December 1, 1980
President Luis Monge Alvarez Official working visit. Afterwards visited New York City. June 21–24, 1982
President Luis Monge Alvarez Informal visit. Addressed Conference on Free Elections. Met with President Reagan November 4. November 3–5, 1982
President Luis Monge Alvarez Private Visit. Met with President Reagan April 15. April 14–15, 1985
President Oscar Arias Sanchez Official Working Visit. Private visit to Miami afterwards. December 3–6, 1986
President Oscar Arias Sanchez Met with President Reagan during a private visit. September 22, 1987
President Oscar Arias Sanchez Met with President Bush during a private visit. April 4, 1989
President-elect Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier Private visit. March 20, 1990
President Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier Official working visit. Afterwards visited Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. October 9–12, 1991
President Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier Attended working brunch with President Clinton. November 30, 1993
President Jose Figueres Ferrer Attended the Summit of the Americas in Miami, Florida. December 9–11, 1994
President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Attended conference on Central American reconstruction at the Inter-American Development Bank. Private visit with President Clinton December 11. December 9–11, 1998
President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Working visit. May 6–10, 2000
President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Working visit. July 11–14, 2001
President Abel Pacheco Working visit. Discussed negotiations for a Central American free trade agreement. April 10, 2003
President Abel Pacheco Working visit. Discussed Central American and Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. May 10–12, 2005
President Oscar Arias Working visit. December 3–6, 2006
President Oscar Arias Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008