Visits By Foreign Leaders in 1968

Visitor From Description Date
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol Israel Informal visit at LBJ Ranch. In U.S. January 4–12; visited New York City. January 7–9, 1968
Prime Minister Harold Wilson United Kingdom Informal visit. Afterwards visited New York City. February 7–9, 1968
Prime Minister Mohammed Haji Ibrahim Egal Somalia Official visit. In U.S. March 13–21; visited New York City, Knoxville, Cape Kennedy, and Syracuse (N.Y.). March 14–16, 1968
President Alfredo Stroessner Paraguay Official visit. In U.S. March 19–23; visited Williamsburg and New York City. March 20–22, 1968
President William V. S. Tubman Liberia Official visit. In U.S. March 23–April 3; visited New York City, Baltimore, and Cedar Rapids (Ia.). March 27–28, 1968
Chancellor Josef Klaus Austria Official visit. In U.S. April 6–17; visited New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. April 10–12, 1968
President Chung Hee Park Korea Discussed the crisis in Korea and the Vietnam conflict with President Johnson in Honolulu. April 17–18, 1968
King Olav V Norway State visit. In U.S. April 24–May 10; visited Williamsburg, Norfolk, Cape Kennedy, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, Duluth, Madison, Chicago, and New York City. Private visit after May 2. April 25–27, 1968
Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Mauritius Informal visit. Afterwards visited Cape Kennedy. Departed U.S. May 10. May 8–9, 1968
Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn Thailand Official visit. In U.S. May 2–13; visited Miami (private), Cape Kennedy, Lansing (Mich.), and New York City. Private visit to Washington and Los Angeles, May 11–13. May 8–10, 1968
President Habib Bourguiba Tunisia State visit. In U.S. May 12–21; visited Williamsburg (private), Houston, San Antonio, and New York City. May 15–17, 1968
Prime Minister John G. Gorton Australia Official visit. In U.S. May 23–31; visited Honolulu, San Francisco, and New York City. May 26–28, 1968
President Jose Trejos Fernandez Costa Rica Official visit. In U.S. June 3– 7; visited Williamsburg, San Antonio, and Miami. June 4–6, 1968
Prime Minister Hugh Shearer Jamaica Informal visit. June 7, 1968
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Iran Private visit. In U.S. June 10–16; visited New York City, St. Louis, Cambridge (Mass.), and Chicago. June 12, 1968
President Rene Barrientos Ortuno Bolivia Informal visit at LBJ Ranch, and Bolivia Day ceremonies in San Antonio (Tex.). July 5–6, 1968
President Nguyen Van Thieu Vietnam Discussed military developments in Vietnam and political developments in Paris with President Johnson in Honolulu. July 19–20, 1968
Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Guyana Informal visit. July 26, 1968
Prime Minister Errol W. Barrow Barbados Official visit. Private visit to New York City and Philadelphia September 8–10, and to San Francisco September 13–16. September 11–12, 1968
Prime Minister Makhosini Dlamini Swaziland Informal visit. September 18, 1968
President Ngarta Francois Tombalbaye Chad Official visit; visited San Antonio, Lubbock, Cape Kennedy, and New York City. Private visit after October 6. October 2–4, 1968
Prime Minister Keith J. Holyoake New Zealand Official visit. In U.S. October 6–16; attended ANZUS Council meeting and visited Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle. October 9–10, 1968
Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda Iran Official visit. In U.S. December 3–16; visited New York City, Cape Kennedy, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. December 5–6, 1968
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Singapore Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. November 14; visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. December 10, 1968
Amir Sabah al-Salim al-Sabah Kuwait State visit. Arrived in U.S. December 10; visited Annapolis, Cape Kennedy, Palm Beach, and New York City. Private visit to New York City and Washington after December 17. December 11–13, 1968
President Gustavo Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Mexico Official visit for opening of Lopez Mateo Channel of Rio Grande, El Paso, Texas. December 13, 1968