20th Annual Plenary Session

20th Annual Plenary Session

7-10 June 2002
Berlin, Germany

2002 group photo

List of Participants

Members
1. Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany  (1974-1982)
2. Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia  (1975-1983)
3. Kiichi Miyazawa, Prime Minister of Japan (1991-1993);
4. Andries van Agt, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1977-1982)
5. Oscar Arias,  President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1986-1990)
6. Valdis Birkavs, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia (1993-1995)
7. James Bolger, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1990-1997)
8. Ingvar Carlsson, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden (1986-91, 1994-96)
9. Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, President of the United Mexican States (1982-1989)
10. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of the Republic of Iceland (1980-1996)
11. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, President of the Republic of Indonesia (1998-1999)
12. Gyula Horn,  Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary  (1994-1998)
13. Kenneth Kaunda, President of the Republic of Zambia (1964-1991)
14. Jamil Mahuad, President of the Republic of Ecuador (1998-2000)
15. Abdul Salam Majali,  Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Jordan  (1993-95 and 97-98)
16. Ketumile Masire, President of the Republic of Botswana (1980-1998)
17. Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo,  Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal  (1979-1980)
18. Yevgeniy Primakov, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation  (1998-1999)
19. Jerry John Rawlings, Head of State, Republic of Ghana (1982-2000)
20. Michel Rocard, Prime Minister of the Republic of France (1988-1991)
21. José Sarney,  President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (1985-1990)
22. Hanna Suchocka, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (1992-1993)
23. George Vassiliou, President of the Republic of Cyprus (1988-1993)
24. Richard von Weizsäcker, President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1984-1994)

25. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-    )

26. Isamu Miyazaki, Secretary-General
 
Special Guests
27. Dr. Caroline Anstey, Spokesperson, World Bank
28. Thomas Axworthy, Chairman, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
29. Prof. Stefan Collignon, Professor of the London School of Economics
30. Dr. Klaus Hänsch, Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments
31. Prof. Nagao Hyodo, Prof. Tokyo Keizai University
32. Prof. Emeritus Hans Kűng, Tűbingen University
33. Dr. Lee, Seung-Yun, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Korea
34. Prof. Timothy McCormack, University of Melbourne
35. Prof. Rhee, Seung Keun, President, Sogang University
36. Mr. Seiken Sugiura, Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
37. Dr. Song Jian, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 
38. Dr. Teizo Taya, Board Member, Bank of Japan
39. Dr. Ludger Volmer, Staatsminister im Auswärtigen Amt

Invited Journalists
40. Mr. Nikolaus Hermann Blome (Die Welt)
41. Mr. Jochen Buchsteiner (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
42. Mr. Bernd Matthies (Tagesspiegel)
43. Mr. Michael Naumann (Die Zeit)
44. Mr. John Vinocur (International Herald Tribune)


At the opening session of the 20th Plenary Meeting, the InterAction Council expressed its appreciation to the Government of Japan for consistently and generously supporting the Council's activities since its inception in 1983. The Council also praised the Japanese Government's wisdom for recognizing that the present is a product of the past as well as a basis for the future.