Dignitaries Met: 2005 - 2010

Date

Name of the Person

Title

Place of Meeting

Country of Dignitary

Nov. 20, 2010
Abdul APJ Kalam Former President of India
Delhi
India
Nov. 12, 2010
Frederik Willem De Klerk
Former President of South Africa
Hiroshima
South Africa
Nov. 12, 2010
Mohamed ElBaradei
2005 Nobel Peace Laureate Hiroshima
Egypt
Oct. 22, 2010
Jason Kenney Canadian Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Identity Toronto
Canada
Apr. 8, 2010
Pascale Bruderer Wyss Speaker of Swiss Parliament
Zurich
Switzerland
Apr. 7, 2010
Dr. Bostjan Zeks
Minister for Slovenians Abroad
Maribor Slovenia
Apr. 6, 2010
Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Maribor
Slovenia
Feb. 18, 2010
Barack Obama
President of the U.S.
Washington
USA
Feb. 18, 2010
Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State
Washington
USA
Dec. 19, 2009
Mallikarjun Kharge
Minister of Labor & Employment of India  Gulbarga
India
Dec. 4, 2009 Phil Goff
Leader of New Zealand Opposition Auckland
New Zealand
Dec. 4, 2009
Peter Garrett
Minister for the Environment, Heritage & the Arts of Australia
Sydney
Australia
Dec. 3, 2009
Tony Abbott Leader of Australian Opposition Sydney
Australia
Nov. 18, 2009
Gianfranco Fini President of the Italian Lower House Rome Italy
Oct. 6, 2009 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the U.S. House
Washington
USA
Sept. 13, 2009 Sukhbaatar Batbold Foreign Minister of Mongolia New Delhi 
Mongolia
Sept. 12, 2009 Jan Kohout Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Prague 
Czech Republic
Sept. 11, 2009 Jan Fischer Prime Minister of Czech Republic
Prague 
Czech Republic
Sept. 11, 2009 Vaclav Havel Former President of Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Sept. 11, 2009 Willem De Klerk Former President of South Africa
Prague South Africa
Sept. 1, 2009 Tsai Ing-Wen Chairwoman of Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party Kaohsiung Taiwan
August 6, 2009
Chiara Simoneschi-Cortesi
President of the Swiss Parliament
Lausanne Switzerland
July 30, 2009   
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany
Frankfurt Germany
July 29, 2009 Roland Koch Minister President of Hessen Frankfurt 
Germany
July 8, 2009 L.K. Advani Former Deputy Prime Minister of India
New Delhi
India
July 7, 2009 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Former President of India
New Delhi 
India
July 7, 2009 Atal Behari Vajpayee Former Prime Minister of India
New Delhi 
India
July 6, 2009 
Sonia Gandhi Chairperson of the Indian United Progressive Alliance New Delhi India
June 11, 2009 Hamid Ansari Vice President of India New Delhi India
Feb. 13, 2009
Luvsanvandan Bold Defence Minister of Mongolia New Delhi
Mongolia
Feb. 10, 2009 Roland Koch Minister President of Hessen Baden Baden Germany
Jan. 2, 2009 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Former President of India Dharamsala
India
Dec. 11, 2008 Bogdan Borusewicz Speaker of the Polish Senate Warsaw Poland
Dec. 11, 2008 Bronislaw Komorowski Speaker of the Polish House Warsaw Poland
Dec. 10, 2008
Lech Kaczynski President of Poland Warsaw Poland
Dec. 6, 2008 Nicolas Sarkozy President of France Gdansk
France
Dec. 5, 2008 Donald Tusk Prime Minister of Poland Gdansk
Poland
Dec. 4, 2008 Harman Van Rompuy President of the Belgian House Brussels Belgium
Dec. 4, 2008 Armand De Decker President of the Belgian Senate Brussels Belgium
Dec. 4, 2008 Dr. Hans-Gert Pottering President of the European Parliament Brussels Belgium
Dec. 2, 2008 Yves Leterme Prime Minister of Belgium Brussels Belgium
Dec. 2, 2008 Karel Schwarzenberg Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Dec. 1, 2008 Vaclav Havel Former President of Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Nov. 30, 2008 Mirek Topolamek Prime Minister of Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Aug. 22, 2008 Carla Bruni Sarkozy First Lady of France Roqueredonde France
Aug. 22, 2008 Bernard Kouchner Foreign Minister of France Roqueredonde France
Aug. 22, 2008 Rama Yade Deputy Foreign Minister of France
Roqueredonde France
Aug. 16, 2008 Segolene Royal
Socialist Leader of France
Nantes France
July 25, 2008 John McCain Republican U.S. Presidential Candidate Aspen USA
July 21, 2008 Jim Doyle Governor of Wisconsin Madison USA
June 18, 2008
H.M. King Abdullah II & Queen Rania
King & Queen of Jordan
Petra Jordan
June 17, 2008
H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammed
Personal Envoy & Senior Advisor to H.M. the King of Jordan
Amman
Jordan
June 15, 2008 Stephen Smith Foreign Minister of Australia Perth Australia
June 13, 2008 Chris Evans Minister for Immigration & Citizenship of Australia
Sydney Australia
June 11, 2008 Dr. Brendan Nelson Leader of Australian Opposition Sydney Australia
May 23, 2008 Gordon Brown Prime Minister of U.K.
London UK
May 23, 2008 Dr. Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury London UK
May 22, 2008 H.R.H. Prince Charles Prince of Wales London UK
May 22, 2008 Nick Clegg Leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrats London UK
May 21, 2008 David Cameron Leader of the U.K. Conservative Party & Leader of Opposition London UK
May 19, 2008 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany
Berlin Germany
May 15, 2008 Dr. Jurgen Ruettgers
Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia
Bochum
Germany
May 15, 2008
Dr. Norbert Lammert
Speaker of the German Parliament
Bochum Germany
May 15, 2008 Roland Koch Minister President of Hessen Frankfurt Germany
April 12, 2008
Christine Gregoire Governor of Washington Seattle USA
March 21, 2008
Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the U.S. House
Dharamsala
USA
Dec. 14, 2007 Giovanni Melandri Minister of Youth & Sports Activity of Italy
Rome Italy
Dec. 13, 2007 Franco Marini President of the Italian Senate Rome Italy
Dec. 13, 2007 Fausto Bertinotti President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Rome Italy
Dec. 13, 2007 Gianni Vernetti Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy Rome Italy
Dec. 12, 2007 Ricardo Illy President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Udine Italy
Dec. 7, 2007 Roberto Formigoni President of the Lombardi Region Milan Italy
Oct. 30, 2007 Stephane Dion Leader of the Canadian Liberal Party Ottawa Canada
Oct. 30, 2007 Gilles Duceppe Leader of the Canadian Block Quebecois Party Ottawa Canada
Oct. 30, 2007 Jack Layton Leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29. 2007 Michaelle Jean Governor General of Canada Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29, 2007 Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29, 2007 Maxime Bernier Foreign Minister of Canada Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29, 2007 Stockwell Day Minister for Public Safety of Canada
Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29, 2007 Jason Kenney Canadian Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Identity Ottawa Canada
Oct. 29, 2007 Peter Milliken Speaker of Canadian Parliament
Ottawa Canada
Oct. 19, 2007
John Negroponte Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Washington
USA
Oct. 17, 2007
Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the U.S. House
Washington
USA
Oct. 17, 2007
Harry Reid
Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate Washington
USA
Oct. 17, 2007 Mitch McConnell Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate Washington USA
Oct. 17, 2007
Steny Hoyer Majority Leader of the U.S. House Washington
USA
Oct. 17, 2007 John Boehner
Minority Leader of the U.S. House Washington
USA
Oct. 16, 2007 George W. Bush President of the U.S. Washington USA
Sept. 23, 2007 Dr. Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
Berlin Germany
Sept. 22, 2007 Roland Koch Minister President of Hessen Wiesbaden Germany
Sept. 20, 2007 Dr. Jurgen Ruettgers Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia Muenster Germany
Sept. 20, 2007 Alfred Gusenberger Chancellor of Austria
Vienna Austria
Sept. 18, 2007 Dr. Jorg Haider Governor of Carinithia Melk Austria
Sept. 17, 2007 Dr. Erwin Proll Governor of Lower Austria Hinterbruhl Austria
Sept. 14, 2007 Mario Soares Former President of Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Sept. 14, 2007 Jorge Sampaio Former President of Portugal
Lisbon Portugal
Sept. 13, 2007 Jaime Gama President of Portuguese Parliament Lisbon Portugal
Sept. 10, 2007 Ernest Benach Pascaul President of Catalonia Parliament Barcelona Spain
Sept. 10, 2007 Josep-Lluis Carod-Rovira Vice President of Catalonia Government Barcelona Spain
June 19, 2007 Winston Peters Foreign Minister of New Zealand
Wellington New Zealand
June 15, 2007 John Howard Prime Minister of Australia
Sydney Australia
June 14, 2007 Helen Clark Prime Minister of New Zealand
Brisbane New Zealand
June 12, 2007 Kevin Rudd Leader of Australian Opposition Canberra Australia
May 4, 2007 Walter Mondale Former Vice President of the U.S.
Madison
USA
May 3, 2007 Jim Doyle Governor of Wisconsin Madison USA
April 27, 2007 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the U.S. House
San Francisco USA
Oct. 13, 2006 Massimo D'Allema Foreign Minister of Italy Rome Italy
Oct. 13, 2006 H.H. Pope Benedict XVI Pope Vatican City Vatican State
Oct. 12, 2006 Franco Marini President of the Italian Senate Rome Italy
Oct. 12, 2006 Fausto Bertinotti Speaker of the Italian Parliament Rome Italy
Oct. 10, 2006 Sasha Vondra Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Oct. 9, 2006 Vaclav Havel Former President of the Czech Republic Prague Czech Republic
Sept. 26, 2006 Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California Long Beach USA
Sept. 22, 2006 Bill Clinton Former President of the U.S.
New York USA
Sept. 17, 2006 H.M. Queen Noor Former Queen of Jordan
Denver USA
Sept. 16, 2006 Oscar Arias Sanchez President of Costa Rica
Denver USA
Sept. 9, 2006 Monte Solberg Minister of Citizenship & Immigration of Canada
Vancouver Canada
Sept. 9, 2006 Jason Kenny Parliamentary Secretary of Canada Vancouver Canada
Sept. 8, 2006 Gordon Campbell Premier of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
June 22, 2006 H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammed Personal Envoy & Senior Advisor to H.M. the King of Jordan Amman Jordan
June 21, 2006 H.M. King Abdullah II & Queen Rania King & Queen of Jordan
Petra Jordan
June 20, 2006 H.H. Ahmad Helail Imam to the Royal Hashemite Court & Supreme Judge Amman Jordan
June 1, 2006 Armand De Decker Minister of Development Cooperation of Belgium
Brussels Belgium
June 1, 2006 Herman De Croo President of the Belgian House Brussels Belgium
June 1, 2006
Anne Marie Lizen
President of the Belgian Senate
Brussels
Belgium
June 1, 2006
Guy Verhofstadt
Prime Minister of Belgium
Brussels
Belgium
May 31, 2006 Josep Borrell President of the European Parliament Brussels
Belgium
May 31, 2006
Gunter Verheugen
Vice President of the European Commission Brussels
Belgium
May 30, 2006 Wolfgang Schussel Chancellor of Austria & President of the European Council Brussels Belgium
May 30, 2006 Jose Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission Brussels Belgium
May 14, 2006
Karin Gastinger Minister of Justice of Austria
St. Veit Austria
May 14, 2006
Maria Rauch-Kallat Minister of Health of Austria
St. Veit Austria
May 14, 2006
Hubert Gorbach Vice Chancellor of Austria
St. Veit Austria
May 14, 2006 Dr. Jorg Haider Governor of Carinthia St. Veit Austria
May 11, 2006 Mario Iguaran Attorney General of Colombia
Bogota Colombia
May 7, 2006 Elaine Karp de Toledo First Lady of Peru
Lima Peru
May 6, 2006 Sergio Espejo Minister of Transport of Chile
Santiago Chile
May 5, 2006 Felipe Harboe Bascunan Deputy Minister of Interior of Chile
Santiago Chile
May 5, 2006 Cardinal Errazuriz Ossa Archbishop of Chile Santiago Chile
May 5, 2006 Paulina Urrutia Minister of Culture of Chile
Santiago Chile
May 5, 2006 Martin Zilic Minister of Education of Chile
Santiago Chile
May 4, 2006 Antonio Leal Labrin President of the Chilean House of Chambers Valpairaso Chile
May 3, 2006 Jaime Naranjo Ortiz Vice President of the Chilean Senate Santiago Chile
May 1, 2006 Adolfo Perez Esquivel 1980 Nobel Peace Laureate
Buenos Aires Argentina
April 26, 2006 Gilberto Gil Minister of Culture of Brazil
Sao Paulo Brazil
April 26, 2006 Jose Luiz de Franco Pena President of the Brazilian Green Party Sao Paulo Brazil
Feb. 19, 2006 Rabbi Shlomo Amar Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Jerusalem Israel
Feb. 19, 2006
Rabbi Yona Metzger Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Jerusalem Israel
Nov. 18, 2005 Dr. M.G. Buthelezi President of the South African Inkatha Freedom Party Edinburgh UK
Nov. 16, 2005 Harry Reid Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate Washington USA
Nov. 16, 2005 Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader of the U.S. House Washington USA
Nov. 16, 2005 Dennis Hastert Speaker of the U.S. House
Washington USA
Nov. 9, 2005 Condoleeza Rice U.S. Secretary of State Washington USA
Nov. 9, 2005 George W. Bush President of the U.S.
Washington USA
Nov. 6, 2005 Jimmy Carter Former President of the U.S.
San Francisco USA
Oct. 27, 2005 Renuka Chowdhury Minister of Tourism of India
New Delhi India
Sept. 11, 2005 Dirk Kempthorne Governor of Idaho Sun Valley USA
Sept. 9, 2005 Frank H. Murkowski Governor of Alaska Anchorage USA
Aug. 16, 2005 Natwar Singh Foreign Minister of India
New Delhi India
Aug. 4, 2005 Pascal Couchepin Interior Minister of Switzerland
Zurich Switzerland
Aug. 1, 2005 Giuliano Amato Former Prime Minister of Italy
Bolzano Italy
June 18, 2005 Wolfgang Thierse President of the German Parliament Berlin Germany
June 17, 2005 Dr. Angela Merkel Leader of the German CDU/CSU Party Berlin Germany
June 15, 2005 Kjell Magne Bondevik Prime Minister of Norway
Oslo Norway
June 14, 2005
Jorgen Kosmo
President of the Norwegian Parliament
Oslo
Norway
May 19, 2005
H.R.H.Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammed Personal Envoy & Senior Advisor to H.M. the King of Jordan
Amman
Jordan
May 19, 2005 Bill Clinton Former President of the US Petra USA
May 18, 2005
Bassem Awadallah
Finance Minister of Jordan
Petra
Jordan
May 18, 2005
H.M. King Abdullah II & Queen Rania
King & Queen of Jordan
Petra
Jordan
 
 

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