The following dignitaries were expected at Yasser Arafat's (search) funeral in Cairo on Friday, according to Palestinian and Egyptian planners and other officials:

Algeria: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Australia: Ambassador to Egypt Robert Newton

Austria: Vice Chancellor Hubert Gorbach

Bahrain: Deputy Prime Minister Sheik Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa

Bangladesh: President Iajuddin Ahmed

Belgium: Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht

Brazil: Jose Dirceu, the president's chief of staff

Canada: Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew

Cyprus: Foreign Minister George Iacovou

Czech Republic: Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda

Denmark: Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller

Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak (search)

European Commission: Research Commissioner Louis Michel

European Union: Foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

Finland: Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja

France: Foreign Minister Michel Barnier

Germany: Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer

Greece: Foreign Minister Petros Moliviatis

Hungary: Foreign Minister Ferenc Somogyi

India: External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh

Indonesia: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Iran: Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi

Iraq: Vice-President Rowsch Nouri Shaways

Ireland: Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern

Italy: Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Alfredo Mantica

Japan: Yoriko Kawaguchi, senior adviser to the prime minister

Jordan: King Abdullah II

Kuwait: Energy Minister, Sheik Ahmed Fahd Al Ahmed Al Sabah

Latvia: Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Andris Teikmanis

Lebanon: President Emile Lahoud

Libya: Ahmed Qazaf el-Dam, Egyptian-Libyan relations coordinator

Luxembourg: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

Malaysia: Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Netherlands: Foreign Minister Ben Bot, who also will represent the European Union

Norway: Foreign Minister Jan Petersen

Oman: Foreign Minister Youssef bin Alawi

Pakistan: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz

Portugal: Foreign Minister Antonio Monteiro

Qatar: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheik Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani

Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Abdullah

Slovenia: Foreign Minister Ivo Vajgl

Somalia: President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed

South Africa: President Thabo Mbeki

Spain: Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos

Sudan: President Omar el-Bashir

Switzerland: Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey

Spain: Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos

Tunisia: President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Turkey: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Uganda: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Augustine Nshimye

United Kingdom: Foreign Secretary Jack Straw

United Nations: special envoy to the Middle East, Terje Roed-Larsen

United States: Assistant Secretary of State William Burns

World Council of Churches: Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church.

Yemen: President Ali Abdullah Saleh