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Visits By Foreign Leaders of South Africa

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Smuts Led South African delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. Arrived in U.S. April 18. April 25–June 26, 1945
Prime Minister Smuts Led South African delegation to the UN General Assembly. In U.S. October 22–December 8. December 1–2, 1946
President Frederik Willem de Klerk Official working visit. September 23–25, 1990
President Frederik Willem De Klerk Met with President Clinton during a private visit. Received Liberty Medal in Philadelphia, PA, July 4. June 30–July 5, 1993
President Nelson Mandela State visit. Arrived in the U.S. October 2; also visited New York City and addressed the U.N. General Assembly. Addressed joint meeting of Congress. October 4–7, 1994
President Nelson Mandela Working visit. September 21–23, 1998
President Thabo Mbeki Met with President Clinton during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. September 21, 1999
President Thabo Mbeki State Visit. Afterwards visited Austin, Texas. May 22–25, 2000
President Thabo Mbeki Working visit. June 25–27, 2001
President Thabo Mbeki Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. November 11, 2001
President Thabo Mbeki Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 13, 2002
President Thabo Mbeki Met with President Bush at the G-8 Economic Summit in Sea Island, Georgia. Attended the funeral of Former President Reagan. June 10–11, 2004
President Thabo Mbeki Working visit. June 1, 2005
President Thabo Mbeki Working visit December 7–8, 2006
President Kgalema Motlanthe Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Jacob Zuma Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Jacob Zuma Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
President Jacob Gedleyihleskisa Zuma Attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. August 5–6, 2014