Ellison's travel itinerary
April 3 - 9, 2009
Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh)
Purpose: Strengthening Bilateral Business Relations through Trade and Investment
February 13, 2009 - February 21, 2009
Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Gaza
Purpose: To speak at the US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, to discuss US-Muslim relations in the new Administration. To confer with Middle Eastern leaders in Israel regarding efforts to bring peace and strength to the region and to counter instability, and discuss scientific cooperation.
November 29, 2008 - December 13 2008
Purpose: Personal (Hajj)
November 8 - November 14, 2008
The Hague and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 27 - July 7, 2008
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania
Purpose: To assist with the efforts of the House Democracy Assistance Commission, meet with African lawmakers, be briefed on USAID efforts, and learn about the needs of emerging African democracies.
March 23 - March 30, 2008
Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Egypt, Pakistan
Purpose: To assess the Middle East peace process, the war in Afghanistan, and American and NATO security interests
January 24, 2008 (1 day)
Purpose: To assess national security and human rights issues at the U.S. detention center.
January 7 - January 11, 2008
Purpose: To learn more about the country’s leadership in peace negotiations, environmental policy and health care issues.
November 24 - December 1, 2007
Germany, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Purpose: To assess regional security, trade, and human rights issues.
August 11 - 19, 2008
Israel, Palestinian Territories
Purpose: To introduce Freshman Members to Israeli cultural and security issues, meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials, and visit the Lebanese, Syrian and Gaza Strip borders.
July 27 - July 30, 2008
Purpose: To assess Iraq war progress and troop needs. Met with General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. Visited troops at Ramstein Air Force base in Germany.
April 5 - April 14, 2007
Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Portugal
Purpose: To assess the impact of events in the region on the national security interests of the United States.
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