2018

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Highlights of 2018 visitors:

August 6, 2018

 

The Senate welcomed a delegation of three members from the Legislative Council of New South Wales, Australia, led by the Honorable John Ajaka MLC, President of the Legislative Council. The purpose of their visit was to learn more about California’s government, trade and investment, energy management, and fire recovery and emergency management, and to continue other potential cooperative projects between California and NSW, Australia. President Ajaka is pictured here addressing the members of the Senate from the back of the Chambers, after being introduced by Senator Atkins.

June 28, 2018

 

A multi-country delegation of 25 fellows participating in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Mandela Washington Fellowship visited the Capitol in order to learn more about California’s energy policy. They are pictured here on the Senate floor with Senators Lara, Mitchell, and Bradford.

June 14, 2018

 

The Honorable António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal addressed the members from the dais of the Senate Chamber. This occasion marked the first time a sitting prime minister of Portugal has visited the State Capitol of California. Mr. Costa is pictured here shaking hands with Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins.

May 21, 2018

 

One elected official, accompanied by one Parliamentary staffer and one private sector professional from Libya visited the Capitol as part of the State Department’s Women in Leadership program to study California policies that promote gender equality. They met with Senators Mitchell,  Jackson and Bradford. They are pictured here with Senator Mitchell.  

May 3, 2019

 

The Senate welcomed the Honorable Iwao Horii, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of the House of Councillors, National Diet of Japan. He is pictured here at the back of the Senate Chambers, after his introduction by Senator Hertzberg. Also pictured, from left to right: Senators Monning, Pan, Galgiani, Jackson, Mitchell, Hertzberg, Atkins, Wieckowski, Allen, Gaines, Nguyen and Morrell.

April 25, 2018

 

The Honorable Antonio Echevarria Garcia, Governor of Nayarit, Mexico, visited the Capitol upon the invitation of Senator Lara. They are pictured here during the an MOU signing ceremony to further the Sister State Relationship between the States of California and Nayarit. Also pictured, from left to right: Assemblymembers Garcia and Medina, Senators Allen, Hueso, Wieckowski, Wiener and Monning, and the Honorable Liliana Ferrer, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.

March 5, 2018

 

Five government and nonprofit officials visited the Capitol while participating in an “Anti-Corruption: Judicial, Law Enforcement, and Societal Issues” program. They are pictured here with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León in his office.

February 28, 2018

 

The Honorable Tomochika Uyama, the new Consul General of Japan, visited the Capitol for the first time in his tenure at the Consulate General in San Francisco. Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León welcomed the Consul General in his office.

February 28, 2018

 

The Honorable Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Secretary of Tourism of Mexico attended a roundtable discussion hosted by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León. The Secretary is pictured with (from left to right): the Honroable Liliana Ferrer, Consul General of Mexico, Senator Allen, Senate President pro Tempore de León, the Honorable Maria Teresa Solis Trejo, Undersecretary of Planning and Tourism Policy, Senator Hueso, and the Honorable Javier Guillermo Molina, Director General of International Relations at the Ministry of Tourism.

February 22, 2018

 

In honor of Canada Day at the Capitol, the Senate welcomed the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food of Canada, the Honorable Rana Sarkar and the Honorable James Villeneuve, Consuls General of Canada in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The delegation was accompanied by Sergeant Major Doug Spencer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. President pro Tempore Elect Toni Atkins introduced the Canadian guests on the Senate floor.

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