Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
* President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines, who is to meet with Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and attend a meeting of the Millennium Challenge Corp. She is slated to meet with President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Tuesday and the congressional Philippine caucus on Wednesday.
* Leopoldo Lopez, mayor of the municipality of Chacao in Caracas, Venezuela. A leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez, Mr. Lopez addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on political conditions in Venezuela.
*Dariusz Bogdan, undersecretary of state of the Polish Ministry of Economy, who discusses the geopolitics of energy in Central Europe in a forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
* Joel Sokolsky, professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada, and Pamela Wallin, a member of the Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan. They address the Council of the Americas on NATO's role in Afghanistan.
* Yossi Beilin, former director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, who addresses the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
* Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam, who meets with President Bush. On Wednesday, he addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
* Francisco Gros, former director of Brazil's central bank and former director of Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. He addresses the Inter-American Dialogue on energy issues facing his nation.
*Rola Dashti, chairwoman of the Kuwait Economic Society; Lama Hourani, an adviser to the secretariat-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization; and Rahma Hugaira, chairwoman of the Yemeni Female Media Forum and director of the Rights and Freedom Defense section of the Yemeni-based Foundation for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedom. …