List of international presidential trips made by Bill Clinton

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This is a list of international presidential trips made by Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States. Bill Clinton made 54 international trips to 72 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank and Gaza) during his presidency, which began on January 20, 1993 and ended on January 20, 2001.[1]

Clinton visited six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. He took an active role in the Balkans, where he worked to promote peace and stability in and around the former Yugoslavia, and in the Middle East peace process, where he worked to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as with the governments of neighboring nations.

The number of visits per country where he travelled are:

1993[edit]

Dates Country Locations Details
1 April 3–4, 1993  Canada Vancouver Attended Summit Meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Also met with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
2 July 6–10, 1993  Japan Tokyo Attended the 19th G7 summit. Met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
July 10–11, 1993  South Korea Seoul Met with President Kim Young-sam. Addressed the South Korean National Assembly. Visited U.S. military personnel.

1994[edit]

President Bill Clinton with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel (left) and King Hussein I of Jordan (right) at the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty at Wadi Araba, Jordan, October 26, 1994.
Dates Country Locations Details
3 January 9–11, 1994  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Met with King Albert II and Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene.
January 11–12, 1994  Czech Republic Prague Met with the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
January 12, 1994  Ukraine Kiev Met with President Leonid Kravchuk.
January 12–15, 1994  Russia Moscow Met with President Boris Yeltsin and senior Russian officials. Signed nuclear disarmament agreement with Ukraine.
January 15, 1994  Belarus Minsk Met with Chairman Stanislav Shushkevich.
January 15–16, 1994   Switzerland Geneva Met with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.
4 June 2–4, 1994  Italy Rome,
Nettuno
Met with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. Visited U.S. Military Cemetery.
June 2, 1994   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope John Paul II.
June 4–5, 1994  United Kingdom Cambridge,
London,
Portsmouth
Visited U.S. Military Cemetery. Met with Prime Minister John Major. Attended state dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and heads of state and government of Canada, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Belgium. Attended D-Day commemorative ceremonies.
June 6–8, 1994  France Colleville,
Paris
Attended the 50th anniversary of D-Day memorial ceremonies. Met with President François Mitterrand and senior French officials. Addressed the French National Assembly.
June 8, 1994  United Kingdom Oxford Received honorary degree from Oxford University.
5 July 6, 1994  Latvia Riga Met with the Presidents of the Baltic states.
July 6–7, 1994  Poland Warsaw Addressed the Polish Parliament. Attended ceremonies commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
July 7–10, 1994  Italy Naples Attended the 20th G7 summit. Met with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
July 10–12, 1994  Germany Bonn,
Ludwigshafen,
Berlin
Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl and German political leaders. Delivered a public address at the Brandenburg Gate. Attended deactivation ceremony for the Berlin Brigade.
6 October 25–26, 1994  Egypt Cairo Met with President Hosni Mubarak and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
October 26–27, 1994  Jordan Aqaba,
Wadi Arava,
Amman
Attended the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace agreement. Addressed the Jordanian Parliament.
October 27, 1994  Syria Damascus Met with President Hafez al-Assad.
October 27–28, 1994  Israel Jerusalem Met with senior Israeli officials. Addressed the Knesset.
October 28, 1994  Kuwait Kuwait City Met with Emir Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
October 28, 1994  Saudi Arabia King Khalid Military City Met with King Fahd.
7 November 12–13, 1994  Philippines Manila,
Corregidor Island
State visit. Met with President Fidel V. Ramos. Visited World War II battlegrounds of Corregidor Island.
November 13–16, 1994  Indonesia Jakarta,
Bogor
State visit. Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
8 December 5, 1994  Hungary Budapest Attended CSCE Summit Meeting.

1995[edit]

President Bill Clinton with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, and Croatia President Franjo Tudjman at the signing of the Balkan Peace Agreement at the Quai d’Orsay (Foreign Ministry), Paris, France, December 14, 1995.
Dates Country Locations Details
9 February 23–24, 1995  Canada Ottawa State visit. Met with Governor General Roméo LeBlanc and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Addressed Parliament.
10 March 31, 1995  Haiti Port-au-Prince Attended transition ceremony for United Nations Mission in Haiti.
11 May 9–11, 1995  Russia Moscow Summit meeting. Attended the 50th anniversary of VE Day ceremonies.
May 11–12, 1995  Ukraine Kiev State visit. Met with President Leonid Kuchma.
12 June 15–17, 1995  Canada Halifax Attended the 21st G7 summit. Met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
13 November 5–6, 1995  Israel Jerusalem Attended the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
14 November 28 –
December 1, 1995
 United Kingdom London,
Belfast,
Derry
Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister John Major. Addressed Parliament. Delivered several public addresses in Northern Ireland.
December 1–2, 1995  Ireland Dublin Met with President Mary Robinson and Prime Minister John Bruton.
December 2, 1995  Germany Baumholder Addressed U.S. military personnel. Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
December 2–3, 1995  Spain Madrid Attended the European Union Summit Meeting.
15 December 14, 1995  France Paris Attended the signing of the Bosnian peace treaty.

1996[edit]

Dates Country Locations Details
16 January 13, 1996  Italy Aviano Air Base Met with U.S. military personnel.
January 13, 1996  Hungary Taszár Met with U.S. military personnel.
January 13, 1996  Bosnia and Herzegovina Tuzla Met with President Alija Izetbegovic. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
January 13, 1996  Croatia Zagreb Met with President Franjo Tudjman.
17 March 13, 1996  Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Attended the Summit of the Peacemakers.
March 13–14, 1996  Israel Jerusalem,
Tel Aviv
Discussed cooperation against terrorism with senior Israeli officials.
18 April 15–16, 1996  South Korea Cheju Island Met with President Kim Young-sam. Proposed four-nation peace talks.
April 16–18, 1996  Japan Tokyo State visit. Issued joint statement on U.S.-Japanese security relations. Addressed the Diet and U.S. Navy personnel.
April 18–21, 1996  Russia Saint Petersburg,
Moscow
Attended the G-7 summit on nuclear safety. Summit Meeting with President Boris Yeltsin.
19 June 27–29, 1996  France Lyon,
Pérouges,
Paris
Attended the 22nd G7 summit. Met with Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
20 November 19–23, 1996  Australia Sydney,
Canberra,
Port Douglas
State visit. Addressed joint meeting of Parliament. Visited the Great Barrier Reef.
November 24–25, 1996  Philippines Manila,
Subic
Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
November 25–26, 1996  Thailand Bangkok State visit.

1997[edit]

Dates Country Locations Details
21 March 20–21, 1997  Finland Helsinki Summit meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Also met with President Martti Ahtisaari.
22 May 5–7, 1997  Mexico Mexico City,
Tlaxcala
State visit. Met with President Ernesto Zedillo.
May 7–9, 1997  Costa Rica San José Attended the Summit Meeting of Presidents of the Central American Republics. Met President José María Figueres and travelled to Braulio Carrillo National Park.
May 9–11, 1997  Barbados Bridgetown Attended the U.S.-Caribbean Community summit meeting. Signed the Partnership for Prosperity and Security in the Caribbean pact.
23 May 26–27, 1997  France Paris Attended the NATO Summit Meeting and the signing of the NATO-Russia Founding Act.
May 27–28, 1997  Netherlands The Hague,
Rotterdam
Attended the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. Attended the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
May 28–29, 1997  United Kingdom London Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair. Attended a Cabinet meeting.
24 July 4–10, 1997  Spain Palma de Majorca,
Madrid,
Granada
Vacationed with King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia. Attended the NATO Summit Meeting in Madrid.
July 10–11, 1997  Poland Warsaw Met with President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and former President Lech Wałęsa.
July 11, 1997  Romania Bucharest Met with President Emil Constantinescu and Romanian political leaders.
July 11–12, 1997  Denmark Copenhagen Met with Queen Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.
25 October 12–13, 1997  Venezuela Caracas Met with President Rafael Caldera.
October 13–15, 1997  Brazil Brasília,
São Paulo,
Rio de Janeiro
Met with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Delivered several public addresses.
October 15–18, 1997  Argentina Buenos Aires,
San Carlos de Bariloche
Met with President Carlos Menem. Delivered several public addresses.
26 November 23–25, 1997  Canada Vancouver Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
27 December 22, 1997  Italy Aviano Air Base Stopped en route to and from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
December 22, 1997  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo,
Tuzla
Met with the Bosnian Collective Presidency and Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavšić. Visited U.S. military personnel.

1998[edit]

President Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in Tokyo, Japan, November 20, 1998.
Dates Country Locations Details
28 March 23, 1998  Ghana Accra Met with President Jerry Rawlings. Visited a Peace Corps project.
March 23–25, 1998  Uganda Kampala,
Kisowera,
Mukono Town,
Wanyange,
Entebbe
Met with President Yoweri Museveni and the Presidents of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and the Congo.
March 25, 1998  Rwanda Kigali Met with President Pasteur Bizimungu. Delivered a public address.
March 25–29, 1998  South Africa Cape Town,
Johannesburg
Met with President Nelson Mandela. Addressed joint session of Parliament.
March 29–31, 1998  Botswana Gaborone, Kasame Met with President Quett Masire. Visited Chobe National Park.
March 31 – April 2, 1998  Senegal Dakar,
Thiès,
Gorée Island
Met with President Abdou Diouf. Visited Senegalese peacekeeping troops. Delivered several public addresses.
29 April 16–19, 1998  Chile Santiago State visit. Attended the 2nd Summit of the Americas.
30 May 12–14, 1998  Germany Berlin,
Potsdam,
Frankfurt,
Eisenach
Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Attended 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
May 14–18, 1998  United Kingdom Birmingham,
Weston-under-Lizard,
London
Attended the 24th G8 summit and the US-EU summit meetings.
May 18, 1998   Switzerland Geneva Attended the WTO meeting commemorating the 50th anniversary of GATT.
31 June 24 – July 3, 1998  China Xi'an,
Beijing,
Shanghai,
Guilin,
Hong Kong
State visit. Met with President Jiang Zemin. Visited the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Delivered a speech at Peking University.
32 September 1–3, 1998  Russia Moscow Summit meeting with President Boris Yeltsin.
September 3, 1998  United Kingdom Belfast,
Armagh,
Omagh
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Northern Irish political leaders. Addressed the Northern Ireland Assembly.
September 3–5, 1998  Ireland Dublin,
Adare,
Limerick,
Ballybunion
Met with Prime Minister Bertie Ahern. Delivered several public addresses and played golf.
33 November 19–20, 1998  Japan Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi. Addressed American Chamber of Commerce.
November 20–22, 1998  South Korea Seoul,
Osan
Met with President Kim Dae-jung. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
34 December 12–15, 1998  Israel Jerusalem,
Masada
Met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior Israeli officials.
December 14–15, 1998  Palestinian National Authority Gaza,
Bethlehem,
Erez
Addressed Palestine National Council. Attended a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chairman Yasser Arafat.

1999[edit]

President Bill Clinton and French President Chirac at the Élysée Palace, Paris, France, June 17, 1999.
Dates Country Locations Details
35 February 8, 1999  Jordan Amman Attended the funeral of King Hussein.
36 February 14–15, 1999  Mexico Mérida State visit. Met with President Ernesto Zedillo.
37 March 8, 1999  Nicaragua Managua,
Posoltega,
El Porvenir
Discussed reconstruction aid with President Arnoldo Aleman.
March 8–9, 1999  Honduras Soto Cano Air Base, Tegucigalpa Discussed reconstruction aid with President Carlos Roberto Flores. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
March 10, 1999  El Salvador San Salvador Addressed Legislative Assembly.
March 10–11, 1999  Guatemala Guatemala City,
Antigua
Attended the Central American Summit.
38 May 4, 1999  Belgium Brussels Discussed the Kosovo War with NATO officials.
May 4–6, 1999  Germany Frankfurt,
Ramstein Air Base,
Spangdahlem Air Base,
Bonn,
Ingelheim
Addressed U.S. military personnel; met with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder; met with Kosovo War refugees.
39 June 16, 1999   Switzerland Geneva Addressed ILO Conference. Met with President Ruth Dreifuss.
June 16–17, 1999  France Paris Discussed peacekeeping in Kosovo with President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.
June 17–21, 1999  Germany Cologne,
Bonn
Attended the 25th G8 summit.
June 21–22, 1999  Slovenia Ljubljana Met with President Milan Kučan, Prime Minister Janez Drnovšek and Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović.
June 22, 1999  Macedonia Skopje Met with President Kiro Gligorov. Addressed Kosovar refugees and NATO military personnel.
June 22, 1999  Italy Aviano Air Base Addressed U.S. military personnel.
40 July 25, 1999  Morocco Rabat Attended the funeral of King Hassan II. Met with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
41 July 29–30, 1999  Italy Aviano Air Base Stopped en route to Sarajevo.
July 30, 1999  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Attended Stability Pact Leaders Conference.
42 September 11–15, 1999  New Zealand Auckland,
Queenstown,
Christchurch
Attended the APEC Summit Meeting. State Visit.
43 October 7–8, 1999  Canada Ottawa,
Mont-Tremblant
Met with Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard. Attended Federalism Conference at Mont Tremblant. Dedicated new U.S. Embassy building.
44 November 1–2, 1999  Norway Oslo State visit. Held discussions with Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik[2] Attended commemorative ceremony for former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin; also met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel.[3]
45 November 15–19, 1999  Turkey Ankara,
İzmit,
Ephesus,
Istanbul
State visit. Attended Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Summit meeting.
November 19–20, 1999  Greece Athens State visit. Met with Prime Minister Konstantinos Simitis.
November 20–21, 1999  Italy Florence Attended conference on Progressive Governance for the 21st Century.
November 21–23, 1999  Bulgaria Sofia Met with President Petar Stoyanov and Prime Minister Ivan Kostov.
November 23, 1999 United Nations Kosovo Pristina,
Uroševac,
Camp Bondsteel
Met with Kosovar Transitional Council. Addressed the Albanian community and U.S. military personnel.

2000[edit]

President Bill Clinton is greeted by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu at Hyderabad Airport, Hyderabad, India, March 24, 2000.
Dates Country Locations Details
46 January 29, 2000   Switzerland Davos Addressed the World Economic Forum.
47 March 18, 2000  Italy Aviano Air Base Stopped en route to India.
March 19–25, 2000  India New Delhi,
Agra,
Jaipur,
Hyderabad, Mumbai
Met with President Kocheril Raman Narayanan. Signed Joint Statement on Energy and the Environment. Addressed the Indian Parliament.
March 20, 2000  Bangladesh Dhaka Met with President Shahabuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
March 25, 2000  Pakistan Islamabad Met with President Muhammad Rafiq Tarar and General Pervez Musharraf. Delivered radio address.
March 25, 2000  Oman Muscat Met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
March 25, 2000   Switzerland Geneva Met with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.
48 May 30 – June 1, 2000  Portugal Lisbon Attended the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. Met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
June 1–3, 2000  Germany Berlin,
Aachen
Met with President Johannes Rau and Chancellor Schröder; received Charlemagne Prize, and attended a Third Way Conference.
June 3–5, 2000  Russia Moscow Summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Addressed the Duma.
June 5, 2000  Ukraine Kiev Met with President Leonid Kuchma.
49 June 8, 2000  Japan Tokyo Attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi.
50 July 21–23, 2000  Japan Nago Attended the 26th G8 summit.
51 August 26–28, 2000  Nigeria Abuja, Ushafa Met with President Olusegun Obasanjo. Addressed the National Assembly.
August 28–29, 2000  Tanzania Arusha Met with former South African President Nelson Mandela to promote a peace agreement for Burundi. Met with President Benjamin Mkapa.
August 29, 2000  Egypt Cairo Briefed President Hosni Mubarak on the Middle East Peace Process.
August 30, 2000  Colombia Cartagena Met with President Andrés Pastrana Arango.
52 October 16–17, 2000  Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Attended the Israeli-Palestinian Summit Meeting.
53 November 14–16, 2000  Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
November 16–19, 2000  Vietnam Hanoi,
Tien Chau,
Ho Chi Minh City
Met with President Tran Duc Luong. Delivered several public addresses.
54 December 12, 2000  Ireland Dublin,
Dundalk
Met with Prime Minister Bertie Ahern. Delivered several public addresses.
December 12–14, 2000  United Kingdom Belfast,
London,
Coventry
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Northern Irish political leaders in Belfast. Met with Queen Elizabeth II and delivered a speech at the University of Warwick.

Multilateral meetings[edit]

Group Year
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
APEC November 19–20,
United States Seattle
November 15–16,
Indonesia Bogor
November 18–19,[a]
Japan Osaka
November 24–25,
Philippines Subic
November 24–25,
Canada Vancouver
November 17–18,[b]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
September 12–13
New Zealand Auckland
November 15–16,
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
G7 / G8 July 7–9,
Japan Tokyo
July 8–10,
Italy Naples
June 15–17,
Canada Halifax
June 27–29,
France Lyon
June 20–22,
United States Denver
May 15–17,
United Kingdom Birmingham
June 18–20,
Germany Cologne
July 21–23,
Japan Nago
NATO none January 10–11,
Belgium Brussels
none none May 27,
France Paris
none April 23–25,
United States Washington, D.C.
none
July 8–9
Spain Madrid
SOA
(OAS)
none December 9–11,
United States Miami
none none none April 18–19,
Chile Santiago
none none
OSCE none December 5–6,
Hungary Budapest
none December 2–3,
Portugal Lisbon
none none November 18–19,
Turkey Istanbul
none
Others none none U.S.-EU Summit
December 2–3
Spain Madrid
none Central American Summit
May 7–9
Costa Rica San José
none Central American Summit
March 10–11
Guatemala Antigua
U.S.-EU Summit
May 30–June 1
Portugal Lisbon
U.S.-EU Summit
May 27–28
Netherlands The Hague
██ = Did not attend; ██ = No meeting held.

^a Al Gore attended in the President's place due to the US government shutdown. • ^b Al Gore attended in the President's place due to the Lewinsky scandal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travels of President William J. Clinton". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1999, Book II), Joint Statement by President Clinton and Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik". gpo.gov. U.S. Government Printing Office. November 1, 1999. p. 1946. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1999, Book II), Remarks Following Discussions With Chairman Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Authority and Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel". gpo.gov. U.S. Government Printing Office. November 2, 1999. pp. 1951–1952. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 

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