List of delegates to the Millennium Summit

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The Millennium Summit was a meeting among several world leaders that took place from September 6 to September 8, 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in order to discuss the role of the United Nations in the turn of the 21st century. Over 150 heads of state, heads of government, crown princes, vice presidents, deputy prime ministers, and other delegates attended, making this summit the largest gathering of world leaders as of the year 2000.

The Millennium Summit was hosted by the United States and jointly presided over by President of Finland Tarja Halonen and President of Namibia Sam Nujoma.

Delegations[edit]

Delegates to the Millennium Summit[1][2]
Country Delegate Title Notes
Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani President of Afghanistan
Albania Rexhep Meidani President of Albania
Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of Algeria
Andorra Marc Forné Molné Head of government
Angola João Bernardo de Miranda Minister
Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Fernando de la Rúa President of Argentina
Armenia Robert Kocharyan President of Armenia
Australia John Howard Prime Minister of Australia
Austria Thomas Klestil Federal President of Austria
Azerbaijan Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev President of Azerbaijan
Bahamas Orville Turnquest Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Bahrain Muhammad ibn Mubarak ibn Hamad Al Khalifah Minister
Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina President of Bangladesh
Barbados Billie Miller Deputy prime minister
Belarus Alexander Lukashenko President of Belarus
Belgium Guy Verhofstadt Prime Minister of Belgium
Belize Said Musa Prime Minister of Belize
Benin Mathieu Kérékou Head of state
Bhutan Sangay Ngedup Head of government
Bolivia Hugo Banzer Head of state
Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegović Head of state
Botswana Festus G. Mogae Head of state
Brazil Marco Maciel Vice president
Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah Head of state
Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov Head of state
Burkina Faso Michel Kafando Chairperson of delegation
Burundi Severin Ntahomvukiye Minister
Cambodia Hun Sen Prime Minister of Cambodia
Cameroon Paul Biya Head of state
Canada Jean Chrétien Head of government
Cape Verde António Mascarenhas Monteiro Head of state
Central African Republic Marcel Metefara Minister
Chad Nagoum Yamassoum Head of government
Chile Ricardo Lagos Escobar Head of state
China Jiang Zemin Head of state
Colombia Andrés Pastrana Arango Head of state
Comoros Azali Assoumani Head of state
Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso Head of state
Democratic Republic of the Congo Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi Minister
Costa Rica Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría Head of state
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire Minister
Croatia Stjepan Mesić Head of state
Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz Head of state
Cyprus Glafcos Clerides Head of state
Czech Republic Václav Havel Head of state
Denmark Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Head of government
Djibouti Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Head of state
Dominica Roosevelt Douglas Head of government
Dominican Republic Hipólito Mejía Domínguez Head of state
Ecuador Gustavo Noboa Bejarano Head of state
Egypt Amr Moussa Minister
El Salvador Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez Head of state
Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Head of state
Eritrea Isaias Afwerki Head of state
Estonia Mart Siimann Head of government
Ethiopia Meles Zenawi Head of government
Finland Tarja Halonen Head of state Co-Chair of the Summit
France Jacques Chirac Head of state
Gabon El Hadj Omar Bongo Head of state
Gambia Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Head of state
Georgia Eduard A. Shevardnadze Head of state
Germany Gerhard Schroeder Head of government
Ghana Jerry John Rawlings Head of state
Greece Costas Simitis Head of government
Grenada Keith Mitchell Head of government
Guatemala Alfonso Portillo Cabrera Head of state
Guinea Lamine Sidimé Head of government
Guinea Bissau Kumba Yalá Head of state
Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo Head of state
Haiti René Préval Head of state
Holy See Angelo Sodano Highest-ranking official
Honduras Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé Head of state
Hungary Ferenc Mádl Head of state
Iceland Davíð Oddsson Head of government
India Atal Behari Vajpayee Prime Minister of India
Indonesia K. H. Abdurrahman Wahid Head of state
Iran Seyed Mohammad Khatami President of Iran
Iraq Tariq Aziz Deputy prime minister
Ireland Bertie Ahern Tánaiste
Israel Ehud Barak Prime Minister of Israel
Italy Giuliano Amato Head of government
Jamaica James Patterson Head of government
Japan Yoshirō Mori Head of government
Jordan Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein Head of state
Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Head of state
Kenya Daniel arap Moi Head of state
Kiribati Teburoro Tito Head of state
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Yong Nam Head of state Did not attend - see below
Republic of Korea Kim Dae-jung Head of state
Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Minister
Kyrgyzstan Muratbek Imanaliyev Minister
Lao People's Democratic Republic Somsavat Lengsavad Deputy prime minister
Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Head of state
Lebanon Sélim Tadmoury Chairperson of delegation
Lesotho Pakalitha Mosisili Head of government
Liberia Monie Captan Minister
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Abdel Rahman Shalgham Minister
Liechtenstein Mario Frick Head of Government
Lithuania Valdas Adamkus Head of state
Luxembourg Mme. Lydie Polfer Deputy prime minister
Macedonia Boris Trajkovski Head of state
Madagascar Didier Ratsiraka Head of state
Malawi Bakili Muluzi Head of state
Malaysia Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar Minister
Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom President of the Maldives
Mali Alpha Oumar Konaré President of Mali
Malta Edward Fenech Adami Head of government
Marshall Islands Kessai Note President of the Marshall Islands
Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya President of Mauritania
Mauritius Anund P. Neewoor Chairperson of delegation
Mexico Ernesto Zedillo President of Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of Leo A. Falcam President of the Federated States of Micronesia
Republic of Moldova Petru Lucinschi Head of state
Monaco Albert II Crown Prince of Monaco
Mongolia Natsagiin Bagabandi Head of state
Morocco Moulay Rachid Crown Prince of Morocco
Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique
Myanmar Win Aung Minister
Namibia Sam Nujoma President of Namibia Co-Chair of the Summit
Nauru Bernard Dowiyogo Head of state
Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala Head of government
Netherlands Wim Kok Head of government
New Zealand Helen Clark Head of government
Nicaragua Arnoldo Alemán Lacayo Head of state
Niger Nassirou Sabo Minister
Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo Head of state
Norway Harald V King of Norway
Oman Sayyid Faisal Bin Ali Bin Faisal Al-Said Minister
Pakistan Pervez Musharraf Chief Executive of Pakistan
Palau Hersey Kyota Chairperson of delegation
Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat President of the Palestinian National Authority
Panama Arturo Vallarino Vice President of Panama
Papua New Guinea Mekere Morauta Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Julio César Franco Vice President of Paraguay
Peru Alberto Fujimori President of Peru
Philippines Joseph Estrada President of the Philippines
Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski President of Poland
Portugal António Guterres Prime Minister of Portugal
Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Emir of Qatar
Romania Emil Constantinescu President of Romania
Russian Federation Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation
Rwanda Paul Kagame President of Rwanda
Saint Lucia Kenny Anthony Head of government
Saint Kitts and Nevis Denzil Douglas Head of government
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Charles Antrobus Head of state
Samoa Tuiloma Neroni Slade Chairperson of delegation
San Marino Maria Domenica Michelotti
Gian Marco Marcucci
São Tomé and Príncipe Miguel Trovoada President of São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown prince
Senegal Abdoulaye Wade President of Senegal
Seychelles Claude Morel Chairperson of delegation
Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Head of state
Singapore Goh Chok Tong Head of government
Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda Head of government
Slovenia Milan Kučan Head of state
Solomon Islands Jeremiah Manele Chairperson of delegation
Somalia Abdiqasim Salad Hassan Head of state
South Africa Jacob Zuma Head of state
Spain José María Aznar President of the Government of Spain
Sri Lanka Lakshman Kadirgamar Minister
Sudan Omar al-Bashir President of Sudan
Suriname Jules Ajodhia Vice president
Swaziland Mswati III King of Swaziland
Sweden Göran Persson Head of government
Switzerland Adolf Ogi Highest-ranking official
Syrian Arab Republic Farouk Al-Shara' Minister
United Republic of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Minister
Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmonov Head of state
Thailand Surin Pitsuwan Minister
Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma Head of state
Tonga 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata Head of government
Trinidad and Tobago Basdeo Panday Head of government
Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Head of state
Turkey Ahmet Necdet Sezer Head of state
Turkmenistan Batyr Berdiýew Minister
Tuvalu Ionatana Ionatana Head of government
Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda
Ukraine Leonid Kuchma President of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Vice President of the United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom Tony Blair Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
United States Bill Clinton President of the United States Host Country of the Summit
Uruguay Jorge Batlle Ibáñez President of Uruguay
Uzbekistan Islam Karimov President of Uzbekistan
Vanuatu Barak Sopé Prime Minister of Vanuatu
Venezuela Hugo Chávez President of Venezuela
Vietnam Trần Đức Lương President of Vietnam
Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh President of Yemen
Zambia Frederick Chiluba President of Zambia
Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe President of Zimbabwe
Kofi Annan United Nations Secretary-General

Co-chairs as Finland and Namibia[edit]

The President of Finland Tarja Halonen and the President of Namibia Sam Nujoma co-chaired the Millennium Summit. This was due to the Presidency over the General Assembly of Theo-Ben Gurirab in the fifty-fourth session and that of Harri Holkeri in the fifty-fifth session. Therefore, the Heads of state of Finland and Namibia were chosen to preside over the summit.[3]

Delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea[edit]

Kim Yong Nam, Head of state of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, cancelled his visit to the Millennium Summit after an incident at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany. He and his fellow diplomats were subjected to inspection by American Airlines officials. The diplomats claimed diplomatic immunity, which can free them from any law enforcement while visiting other countries.[4][5]

Delegation of Tuvalu[edit]

Tuvalu was admitted to the United Nations the day before the Millennium Summit began, on September 5, 2000. This country was accepted as the 189th member of the United Nations, signifying Tuvalu's major development since its independence in 1978.[6]

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