Diplomatic Traffic

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Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


* Mossaad Mohamed Ali of the Amel Center for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in South Darfur, Sudan; Berenice Celeyta, president of Colombia's Association for Social Research and Action; Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya, director of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa; and the Rev. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Israel. They participate in a forum on human rights at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


* A delegation from the European Union with Metin Kazak, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Jules Maaten, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck and Baroness Emma Nicholson. Mr. Lambsdorff and Mrs. Neyts-Uytterbroeck discuss European perspectives on the September 11 terrorist attacks in a forum organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

* Carlos Basombrio, former Peruvian vice minister for the interior, who discusses political, security and social issues in his country at a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.

* Omayma Abdellatif of Egypt, project coordinator for the Carnegie Middle East Center in Lebanon. She addresses the changing role of women in Islam in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Paul Salem of Lebanon, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, will moderate the discussion.


* Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden's minister of culture; Ann Katrin Ageback of the Swedish Media Council; Lars Blomgren, head of Sweden's Filmlance productions; Ulla Carlsson and Karin Ekstrom of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media; and Klas Viklund and Linda Zachrisson of the Swedish Film Institute. They discuss children and the media in a forum at the Swedish Embassy.

* Patrick Mazimhaka of Rwanda, deputy chairman of the Commission of the African Union; Joe Mollo of Lesotho, director of corporate diplomats; Sydney Mufamadi, minister for provincial and local government of South Africa; and Michael Spicer, chief executive officer of Business Leadership South Africa. …