Joint Meeting & Joint Session Addresses Before Congress by Foreign Leaders & Dignitaries

DateAddresses by Foreign Heads-of-State and Dignitaries1
May 8, 2013Park Geun Hye, President of the Republic of Korea addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
October 13, 2011President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
May 24, 2011 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
March 9, 2011Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia addressed a joint meeting of Congress.
May 20, 2010 President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
November 3, 2009 Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 4, 2009Gordon Brown, Prime Minster of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 30, 2008Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 7, 2007Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 7, 2007  King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 26, 2006 Dr. Nouri Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 7, 2006 Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 24, 2006 Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 15, 2006 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 1, 2006Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of the Republic of Italy addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
July 19, 2005Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 6, 2005Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 23, 2004Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi of the Republic of Iraq addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 15, 2004President Hamid Karzai of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 4, 2004President Jose Maria Aznar of the Government of Spain addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 17, 2003Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 12, 2002Prime Minister John Howard of Australia addresses a joint meeting of Congress. The scheduled address by Prime Minister John Howard of Australia to a joint meeting of Congress on September 12, 2001 was cancelled.
September 6, 2001President Vicente Fox of Mexico addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 14, 2000Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee of India addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 15, 1998Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 10, 1998Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 27, 1997 Eduardo Frei, President of Chile, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 11, 1996John Bruton, Prime Minister of Ireland, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 10, 1996Benyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 1, 1996Jacques Chirac, President of France, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
December 12, 1995 Shimon Peres, Prime Minister of Israel, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 26, 1995 Kim Yong-sam, President of South Korea, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
October 6, 1994 Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 26, 1994 Hussein I, King of Jordan, and Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, address a joint meeting of Congress.
May 18, 1994 Narasimba Rao, Prime Minister of India, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 17, 1992 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 30, 1992 Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 14, 1991 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 16, 1991Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 16, 1991Violeta B. de Chamorro, President of Nicaragua, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 26, 1990Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress, South Africa, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 7, 1990 Giulio Andreotti, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 21, 1990Vaclav Hável, President of Czechoslovakia, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 15, 1989Lech Walesa, chairman of SolidarnoϾ labor union, Poland, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 18, 1989 Roh Tae Woo, President of South Korea, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
October 4, 1989Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 7, 1989 Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 23, 1988Robert Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 27, 1988Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 10, 1987 Chaim Herzog, President of Israel, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 18, 1986 Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 11, 1986 Jose Sarney, President of Brazil, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
October 9, 1985Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 13, 1985 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 20, 1985Raul Alfonsin, President Argentina, addresses a joint meeting of Congres
March 6, 1985 Bettino Craxi, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy,addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 20, 1985 Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 16, 1984Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 22, 1984 François Mitterand, President of France, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
March 15, 1984 Dr. Garett FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
October 5, 1983 Karl Carstens, President of West Germany, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 21, 1982Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
February 22, 1977Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau of Canada addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 23, 1976 President William R. Tolbert, Jr., of Liberia addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 2, 1976Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 18, 1976 President Valery Giscard d’Estaing of France addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
March 17, 1976Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave of Ireland addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
January 28, 1976 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
November 5, 1975 President Anwar El Sadat of Egypt addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 17, 1975President Walter Scheel of West Germany addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
June 15, 1972  President Luis Echeverria Alvarez of Mexico addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 3, 1970 President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
February 25, 1970President Georges Pompidou of France addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
October 27, 1967 President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of Mexico addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
September 15, 1966 President Ferdinand E. Marcos of the Philippines addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 28, 1964 President Eamon de Valera of Ireland addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
January 15, 1964 President Antonio Segni of Italy addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 12, 1962 Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shahanshah of Iran, addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
April 4, 1962 President Joao Goulart of Brazil addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 21, 1961 President Manuel Prado of Peru addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
July 12, 1961 President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 4, 1961 President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
June 29, 1960Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
April 28, 1960Mahendra, King of Nepal addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
April 25, 1960 President Charles de Gaulle of France addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
April 6, 1960 President Alberto Lleras-Camargo of Columbia addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 12, 1959Baudouin, King of the Belgians, addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 18, 1959 President Sean T. O’Kelly of Ireland addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
March 11, 1959 President Jose Maria Lemus of El Salvador addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
January 21, 1959President Arturo Frondizi of Argentina addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 18, 1958 President Carlos F. Garcia of the Philippines addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
June 5, 1958 President Theodor Heuss of West Germany addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 9, 1957 President Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 17, 1956President Sukarno of Indonesia addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
February 29, 1956 President Giovanni Gronchi of Italy addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
January 27, 1955 President Paul E. Magliore of Haiti addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
July 28, 1954 President Syngman Rhee of South Korea addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 28, 1954 Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
May 4, 1954 Governor General Vincent Massey of Canada addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
January 29, 1954 President Celal Bayar of Turkey addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 3, 1952  Queen Juliana of the Netherlands addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
January 17, 1952 Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
September 24, 1951 Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi of Italy addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
June 21, 1951 President Galo Plaza of Ecuador addresses a joint meeting of Congress. 
April 2, 1951 President Vincent Auriol of France addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 19, 1949 President Gaspar Dutra of Brazil addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
April 19, 1948Ambassador Guillermo Belt of Cuba addresses a joint session of Congress held to memorialize the 50th anniversary of Cuban independence. 
May 1, 1947 President Miguel Aleman of Mexico addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
November 13, 1945 Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee of the United Kingdom addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 19, 1943Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
December 26, 1941Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
May 20, 1934 Ambassador Andre’ de Laboulaye of France addresses a joint session of Congress held to memorialize the centennial anniversary of the death of Lafayette.
December 18, 1874 A joint meeting of Congress is held to receive King Kalakaua of Hawaii.

Footnotes

1Joint Meetings and Joint Sessions recorded in Congressional Directory and Congressional Record.