Click on the link for the 2013 International Visitors Summary
Highlights of 2013 visitors:


July 11, 2013:


The Honorable Salvador Barajas Del Toro, Representative of Mexico's National Congress, was recognized during Senate session.  His visit contributed to an even stronger partnership between our two regions.


July 8, 2013:


Two Members of Parliament from the African National Congress were introduced during Senate session.  The Honorable Faith Muthambi and the Honorable Judith Tshabalala visited the Capitol to gain insight into various means of innovating youth-oriented vocational education, financial entrepreneurship, job creation and investment opportunities.


June 12, 2013:


Twelve members of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) and the Japan Business Association of Southern California (JBA) participated in their annual trip to the Capitol to discuss trade and investment opportunities.  They were recognized during Senate floor session.


April 19, 2013:


Five distinguished women from Israel, who are leaders and activists in in politics, government and media, were introduced during Senate floor session.  They visited the Capitol to explore women's political leadership in the United States and the constitutional safeguards that recognize and protect women's rights.



 Apirl 1, 2013:


The Honorable Grigor Hovhannissian, Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles, was recognized during Senate session and addressed the Members of the Senate. 

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March 14, 2013:


The Honorable Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco and The Honorable David Fransen, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, accompanied by Constable Deanna Alford of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were introduced during Senate session recognizing the 7th annual "Canada Day in the Capitol".

Kurdistan, Iraq


March 11, 2013:


Seven Members of Parliament from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq spent three days at the State Capitol hoping to gain a better understanding of the three branch structure of our government and a variety of other policy issues, including education, freedom of information and human trafficking.