Pres Obama Travels to Estonia and NATO Summit in Wales

09/01/2014

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President Obama will visit the Republic of Estonia in early September to further enhance the strong relations between the two countries, and to affirm America’s commitment to our Baltic allies. In Tallinn, he will meet with President Ilves, as well as Prime Minister Roivas, to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation, and our shared commitment to the trans-Atlantic partnership.

The President will also meet with the three Baltic presidents — President Ilves, President Berzins of Latvia, and President Grybauskaite of Lithuania — to discuss ongoing cooperation on regional security and policies that support economic growth, and to discuss collective defense. In light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United States has taken steps to reassure allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and this trip is a chance to reaffirm our ironclad commitment to Article V as the foundation of NATO.

After visiting Estonia, President Obama will proceed to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of The Baltic WayAugust 22, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, we congratulate the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 25th anniversary of The Baltic Way.  Today, we remember that as many as two million people joined hands on August 23, 1989 to form a human chain spanning nearly 400 miles from Tallinn to Riga to Vilnius.  This impressive, peaceful demonstration of courageous people—men and women, young and old—was organized as a rebuke to the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact which led to the occupation of the region by the Soviet Union. The United States never recognized the Soviet occupation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which lasted from World War II until restoration of independence in 1991.

The Baltic Way was a remarkable moment in history that illustrated the desire for freedom and democracy and set the stage for the fall of the Berlin Wall just two months later.  The Berlin Wall divided people, but the Baltic Way united them and inspired hope for a new era.

For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/22/statement-nsc-spokesperson-caitlin-hayden-occasion-25th-anniversary-balt

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Anniversary of the Baltic chain marked in Ukraine

Published on Aug 24, 2014

Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians gathered in Kyiv’s European Square on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way protest against Soviet rule.

 

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9/4/14 NATO Summit group photo Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

9/4/14 NATO Summit group photo Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

NATO Summit Wales 2014

On September 4 to 5, 2014, Wales will host the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain as the UK hosts the NATO summit. President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, and President Hollande are expected to attend along with leaders and senior ministers from around 60 other countries.The summit comes as NATO draws down from its longest ever mission in Afghanistan and against a backdrop of instability in Ukraine. It is an opportunity to ensure that NATO continues to be at the forefront of building stability in an unpredictable world.

For more: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/nato-summit-wales-cymru-2014

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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Tuesday, September 2

President Obama travels to the Republic of Estonia to further enhance the strong relations between the two countries, and to affirm America’s commitment to our Baltic allies.

Wednesday, September 3

President Obama arrives in Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Estonia
Swissotel Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama is greeted by Estonian President Ilves in an official arrival ceremony
Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama and  Estonian President Ilves hold a bilateral meeting
Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama and Estonian President Ilves hold a joint press conference
Bank of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama meets with Prime Minister Roivas to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation, and our shared commitment to the trans-Atlantic partnership
Stenbok House, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama meets with Estonian President Ilves, Latvian President Berzins and Lithuania President Grybauskaite to discuss ongoing cooperation on regional security and policies that support economic growth, and to discuss collective defense
Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama delivers remarks to students, young professionals, and civil society and political leaders
Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama and Estonian Prime Minister Roivas  deliver remarks to U.S. and Estonian troops
Tallinn Airport Hangar, Tallinn, Estonia

President Obama departs Tallinn, Estonia enroute to Newport, Wales

President Obama arrives in Newport, Wales

President Obama overnights in Newport, Wales

Thursday, September 4

President visits Mount Pleasant Primary School with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron
Newport, Wales

President Obama joins a meeting on Ukraine
Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the official family photo with leaders attending the NATO Summit
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

President visits Mount Pleasant Primary School with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron
Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit first session on Afghanistan
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

President Obama attends a reception hosted by Prince Charles of Wales
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit working dinner
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

President Obama overnights in Wales
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

Friday,  September 5

President Obama participates in  a fly-over ceremony
Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit working session on the Future NATO
Newport, Wales

President Obama participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit working session on the Transatlantic Bond
Newport, Wales

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

President Obama holds a press conference
Newport, Wales

President Obama departs Newport, Wales to return to the White House

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US – Africa Leaders Summit

08/03/2014

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The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit constitutes the largest single engagement by any U.S. President with Africa. The theme of the Summit is “Investing in the Next Generation.” Focusing on the next generation is at the core of a government’s responsibility and work, and this Summit is an opportunity to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation. Focusing on the next generation is at the core of a government’s responsibility and work, and is an opportunity to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation. The Summit will focus on trade and investment in Africa and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people. At the same time, it will highlight the depth and breadth of the United States’ commitment to the African continent, advance our shared priorities and enable discussion of concrete ideas to deepen the partnership. At its core, this Summit is about fostering stronger ties between the United States and Africa.

The Summit will include approximately 50 African heads of state and government as well as the Chairperson of the African Union, a range of U.S. and African civil society and business leaders, young African leaders, and Members of Congress. The presence of so many African leaders in the nation’s capital provides an historic opportunity to further strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit

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Signature Events
The Summit will include six U.S. Government-sponsored “Signature Events,” allowing for in-depth conversations on some of the most pressing issues facing the U.S.-Africa partnership. These sessions will set the stage for the high-level discussions that President Obama will chair during the subsequent Summit leader meetings.

  • Faith Works: Honoring the Contributions of the Faith Community to Peace and Prosperity in Africa – Ronald Reagan Building

 

AUGUST 4

    • Civil Society Forum – National Academy of Sciences
    • African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum – The World Bank
    • Power Africa Event, Co-Hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa – Grand Hyatt Hotel
    • Investing in Women, Peace, and Prosperity Working Luncheon – National Academy of Sciences
    • Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future – National Academy of Sciences
    • Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate – National Academy of Sciences
    • Combating Wildlife Trafficking – National Academy of Sciences
  • Congressional Reception for African Leaders – Capitol Hill

 

AUGUST 5

  • U.S.-Africa Business Forum Hosted by U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies the forum focuses on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa  – Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
    • Expanding Opportunities: The New Era for Business in Africa –  Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    • Remarks by Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini- Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union –  Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    • Open Markets: Financing the Africa of Tomorrow –  Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    • Powering Africa: Leading Developments in Infrastructure –  Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    • Game Plan: Shaping the Future of a Fast-Growing Continent –  Mandarin Oriental Hotel
    • President Barack Obama delivers the closing remarks at the U.S. – Africa Business Forum  – Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
  • White House Dinner on the Occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit – The White House
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U.S. Africa Leaders Summit Schedule
FACT SHEET: U.S.–African Cooperation on Global Health
FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation in Advancing Gender Equality
FACT SHEET: Shared Investment in Youth
FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa
FACT SHEET: Investing in African Trade for our Common Future
FACT SHEET: The Doing Business in Africa Campaign
Presidential Memorandum — Establishing a Comprehensive Approach to Expanding Sub-Saharan Africa’s Capacity for Trade and Investment
Executive Order –Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
FACT SHEET: Powering Africa: Increasing Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa
FACT SHEET: U.S. Engagement on Climate Change and Resilience in Africa
FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security
FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Peacekeeping in Africa
FACT SHEET: Security Governance Initiative
FACT SHEET: Partnering to Counter Terrorism in Africa

Follow the Summit on Twitter using the hashtag#AfricaSummit

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VP Biden Travels to Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic & Guatemala

06/14/2014

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Vice President Biden to Travel to Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala during the week of June 16, 2014. In each country, the Vice President will meet with key leaders to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional and global issues. While in Brazil, the Vice President will attend the June 16th match in Natal between the United States and Ghana, and continue on to Brasilia to meet with President Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer. In Colombia, the Vice President will meet with President Santos to follow-up on the bilateral and regional prosperity and security agenda. In the Dominican Republic, the Vice President will meet with President Danilo Medina to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues, as well as regional cooperation. In Guatemala the Vice President will meet with the president of that country and El Salvador, as well as a top official from Honduras.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/joe-biden-child-migrants-latin-america-107880.html#ixzz34kS6EZAB

FACT SHEET: Promoting Energy Security in the Caribbean 

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FACT SHEET: The U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Relationship

US – Colombia Trade

FACT SHEET: The United States and Colombia

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Vice President Biden’s Itinerary

Brazil

Vice President Biden attends the FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Vice President Biden and Brazilian President Rousseff hold a bilateral meeting
Alvorada Palace, Brasília, Brazil

Vice President Biden and Vice President Temer hold a bilateral meeting
Alvorada Palace, Brasília, Brazil

Vice President Biden and Brazilian Vice President Temer deliver statements to the press
U.S. Embassy, Brasilia,  Brazil

Vice President Biden travels to Colombia

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Colombia

Vice President Biden and Colombian President Santos hold a bilateral meeting
Palace of Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia

Vice President Biden and Colombian President Santos hold a press conference
Palace of Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia

Vice President Biden travels to the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic

Vice President Biden and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina hold a bilateral meeting
The National Palace, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Vice President Biden and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina hold a press conference
The National Palace, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Vice President Biden visits the Maritima Solar facility and deliver remarks
Maritima Solar facility, Dominican Republic

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Guatemala

Vice President Biden and Guatemalan President Molina hold a bilateral meeting
National Palace, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Biden and Guatemalan President Molina hold a press conference
National Palace, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Biden attends a multilateral working lunch meeting with Guatemalan President Molina; El Salvadoran President Sánchez; El Salvadoran President Sánchez Cerén; Honduran President Hernández; the Coordinator General of Honduras; and Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, the Mexican Secretary of Gov
National Palace, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Biden attends a roundtable with reintegration leaders
U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Biden delivers a statement to the press at the residence of the US Ambassador to Guatemala
U.S. Ambassador’s Residence – Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hosts FIFA World Cup Trophy at U.S. Department of State

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hosts FIFA World Cup Trophy at U.S. Department of State

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United For Ukraine

06/06/2014

June 05, 2014

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Ukraine to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President-elect of Ukraine

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President-elect of Ukraine on June 7, 2014.

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States, will be the head of the delegation.

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Vice President Biden Itinerary

Saturday, June 7 – Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden arrives with a Presidential delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden attends the inauguration of Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko
Rada, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden travels to St. Sophia of Kyiv National Preserve to attend a reception in honor of Ukrainian President Poroshenko
Kyiv National Preserve, Ukraine

Vice President Biden holds a bilateral meet with President Nicolae Timofti of the Republic of Moldova Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden holds a restricted meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Cabinet of Ministers Club, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden holds an expanded meeting with Ukrainian Vice President and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk
Cabinet of Ministers Club, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden holds a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Poroshenko
Presidential Administrative Building, Kyiv, Ukraine


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POTUS Europe Travel to Poland, Belgium and France

06/02/2014

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Europe in June 2014

As part of the United States’ ongoing consultations with our allies, President Obama will travel to Poland, Belgium, and France in June 2014. While in Warsaw, the President will hold bilateral meetings and join other world leaders in commemorating the Polish Day of Freedom, marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from Communism. From Poland, the President will travel to Brussels for the June 4-5 G-7 Leaders’ Summit, which was moved to Brussels after the G-7 Leaders agreed to cancel the G-8 Summit in Sochi due to Russia’s illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea. The Leaders will discuss their broad shared economic, security, and development agenda and follow up on their March 24 discussion in The Hague on the situation in Ukraine. The President then will continue on to France to participate in commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The President appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families, and he looks forward to honoring them, along with the contributions of all the Allies. Further details will be provided at a later time.

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FACT SHEET: The United States and Poland: Strong and United

FACT SHEET: European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

FACT SHEET: The United States and Central and Eastern Europe: Enduring Cooperation

FACT SHEET: U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

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President Obama’s European Travel Itinerary

Monday, June 2

President Obama departs Washington DC for Warsaw, Poland

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Tuesday, June 3

President Obama arrives in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw Chopin Airport, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama is welcomed by Polish President Komorowski
Warsaw Chopin Airport, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish President Komorowski meet with American and Polish airmen who are supporting our aviation mission
Okecie Military Airport, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama arrives at Belweder Palace
Belweder Palace – Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish President Komorowski hold a bilateral meeting
Belweder Place, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish President Komorowski hold a joint press conference
Belweder Palace, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama arrives at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Chancellery of the Prime Minister – Warsaw

President Obama and Polish Prime Minister Tusk hold a bilateral meeting
Belweder Place, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk deliver statements to the press
Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowsk greet participants of the meeting with Central and Eastern European Leaders
Koniecpolski Palace, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski host a meeting with Central and Eastern European Leaders
Koniecpolski Palace, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama joins the Central and Eastern European Leaders for a photo opportunity
Koniecpolski Palace, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends a Solidarity Dinner with other Polish leaders to paying tribute to people who have played a critical role in advancing democracy and human rights
Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland
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Wednesday, June 4

President Obama and President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine hold a bilateral meeting
Marriot, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama and President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine deliver remarks after their bilateral meeting

President Obama and Polish President Komorowski hold a joint press conference

President Obama meets with US embassy staff and family members
Marriot, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama participates in a family photo with leaders
Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends and delivers remarks at the Day of Freedom Event ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first free elections
Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama travels to Brussels, Belgium

President Obama and Belgian King Philippe hold a bilateral meeting
Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama attends the Group of 7 Summit
The Hague, Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama and the G7 leaders hold a working dinner on foreign policy issues
The Hague, Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, Belgium

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Thursday, June 5

President Obama attends G7 meetings on the global economy, and energy and climate issues
The Hague, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama and the G7 leaders hold a working lunch on development issues
The Hague, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama and United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Cameron hold a bilateral meeting
The Hague, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama and United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Cameron hold joint press conference
The Hague, Brussels, Belgium

President Obama travels to Paris, France

President Obama and French President Hollande have a private dinner

President Obama over nights in Paris

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Friday, June 6

President Obama travels to Normandy, France

President Obama meets with WWII and post-9/11 U.S. veterans
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

President Obama participates in the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

President Obama delivers remarks at the French-American commemoration, D-Day ceremony
Normandy American Cemetery Memorial, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

President Obama participates in a Leaders Family Photo
Bénouville, Normandy, France

President Obama attends a Heads of State Lunch hosted by President Hollande
Bénouville, Normandy, France

President Obama attends an international Ceremony with all the leaders of the various belligerent countries in World War II
Sword Beach, Normandy, France

President Obama meets with embassy staff and family members
Paris Orly International Airport

President Obama returns to Washington, D.C


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Brussels G7 Summit 2014 – 4-5 June 2014

The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission (G7 leaders) will meet in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014 in the G7 format.

G7 leaders will discuss foreign policy issues, and in particular the situation in Ukraine and the relations with Russia, as well as the global economy and trade, energy, climate change and development.

The European Union is a full member of the G8 (and the G20) and is jointly represented by the European Council President and the European Commission President.

It is the first time that the EU hosts a summit and that it takes place in Brussels. The two-day meeting, at the Council of the European Union – Justus Lipsius building, will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday 4 June and end on Thursday 5 June around 3 p.m.

 

Agenda

  • Wednesday 4 June

10.00 EU bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe

15:00 Pre-summit press briefing by Presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso

19:30 Arrival of participants and official welcome

20:00 Working dinner on the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia and other foreign policy topics

  • Thursday 5 June

09:30 – 10:40 First working session on global economy and trade

10:40 Family photo

10:50 – 12:00 Second working session on energy security and climate change

12:00 – 14:00 Working lunch on development

Exact time TBC Closing press conference by Presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso

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G7 Summit

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June 4-5, 2014

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 Live Stream: http://video.consilium.europa.eu

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VPOTUS Travels to Romania & Cyprus

05/18/2014

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Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden travel to Romania and Cyprus from May 20-23, 2014

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Romania and Cyprus from May 20-23, 2014. The Vice President will discuss with the leadership of both countries the international community’s response to Russia’s illegal military intervention and destabilizing actions in Ukraine. The Vice President will also address the need to deepen economic ties, including through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP); to recommit to strengthening democratic institutions across the region; and to undertake a sustained and collective effort to bolster Europe’s energy security.

In Bucharest, the Vice President will meet with Romanian President Băsescu and Prime Minister Ponta. He will also deliver remarks to Romanian civil society and youth leaders, and will meet with American and Romanian troops conducting a joint capacity-building exercise. The Vice President will underscore the United States’ ironclad commitment to the collective defense of NATO under Article 5, and express appreciation for Romania’s contributions to regional and global security.

At the invitation of President Anastasiades, the Vice President will visit Cyprus, where he will meet with political leaders from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, civil society representatives, and faith leaders. The Vice President will emphasize the United States’ strong support for a comprehensive settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality. The Vice President will urge all parties on the island to intensify their work on behalf of peace and security in the region, and stress the important role that all citizens can play in promoting mutual understanding between the two communities.

Background Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden’s Trip to Romania and Cyprus

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FACT SHEET: Overview of NATO and Bilateral Reassurance Measures in Romania

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Vice President Biden’s Itinerary

Romania

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden arrive in Romania
Otopeni Military Airport, Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden meets with American and Romanian troops conducting a joint capacity-building exercise
Otopeni Military Airport, Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden meets with Romanian President Băsescu
Bucharest, Romania

President Joe Biden and Romanian President Traian Basescu deliver a Joint Press Statement
Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden meets with Romanian Prime Minister Ponta
Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta deliver a Joint Press Statement
Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden  delivers remarks to Romanian civil society and youth leaders
Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Jill Biden and Mrs. Maria Basescu, the Romanian First Lady, visits the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Jill Biden visits a Romanian NGO that works with victims of trafficking in persons
Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden depart Romania for Cyprus

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Cyprus

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden arrive in Cyprus
Larnaca International Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus

Vice President Biden is welcomed by Cypriot Foreign Minister Kasoulides
Larnaca International Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus

Vice President Biden deliver a statement
Larnaca International Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus

Vice President Biden meets with Cypriot political leaders from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, civil society representatives, and faith leaders
Greek Orthodox Archbishopric, Larnaca, Cyprus

Vice President Biden and Cypriot President Anastasiades hold a bilateral meeting
Presidential Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus

Vice President Biden and Cypriot President Anastasiades deliver a Joint Press Statement
Presidential Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus

Cypriot President Anastasiades hosts an official lunch for Vice President Biden, Cypriot cabinet and party leaders, Cypriot former presidents and former Cypriot speakers of the house, and other Cypriot politicians

Vice President Biden visits the U.S. Embassy to honor the memory of Ambassador Rodger Davies and local employee Antoinette “Toni” Varnavas
U.S. Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Jill Biden and the First Lady of Cyprus, Andreana Anastasiades, visits the village of Lefkara
Nicosia, Cyprus

Vice President Biden visits the demilitarised zone U.N. Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady of Cyprus, Andreana Anastasiades, visits the U.N. Buffer Zone
Nicosia, Cyprus

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden return to Washington DC

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President Obama’s Travel to Asia

04/21/2014

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia in April The President will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in late April as part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Japan, the President will meet with Prime Minister Abe to highlight the historic steps the United States and Japan are taking to modernize our 54-year alliance, deepen our economic ties, including through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and expand our cooperation on a range of diplomatic challenges in Asia and globally.

The President will then travel to the Republic of Korea, where he will meet with President Park to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to a strong alliance, review recent developments in North Korea and our combined efforts to promote denuclearization, and discuss our ongoing implementation of the Korea-United States FTA.

In Malaysia, the President will meet with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia to showcase the substantial progress made in deepening our diplomatic, economic, and defense ties with such an important partner in Southeast Asia.

The President will then travel to the Philippines, the fifth Asian treaty ally he will have visited during his presidency. He will meet with President Aquino to highlight our economic and security cooperation, including through the modernization of our defense alliance, efforts to expand economic ties and spark economic growth through the Partnership for Growth, and through our deep and enduring people-to-people ties.

U.S.-Japan Trade http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/japan-korea-apec/japan

U.S.-S. Korea Trade http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/japan-korea-apec/korea

U.S.- Malaysia Trade http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/southeast-asia-pacific/malaysia

U.S.- Phillipine Trade http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/southeast-asia-pacific/philippines

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President Obama’s Asia Travel Itinerary

Japan

April 23

President Obama arrives in Tokyo, Japan

President  Obama has a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Abe
Sukibayashi Jiro, Tokyo, Japan

President  Obama overnights in Japan

April 24

President Obama is welcomed in a official arrival ceremony
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama Inspects the Guard of Honor
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama holds a state call with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a bilateral meeting
Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference
Akasaka Palace,  Tokyo, Japan

President Obama tours the Miraikan Science Expo
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama delivers remarks at the Miraikan Science Expo, a youth and science event with students
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama visits the Meiji Shrine
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama host a roundtable meeting with business leaders to discuss SelectUSA and KORUS, our free trade agreement
Tokyo, Japan

President Obama arrives to the Imperial Palace
Tokyo, Japan

President Obama participates in a receiving line with guests
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

The Japanese Imperial Family hosts a State dinner for President Obama
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

President Obama overnights in Tokyo, Japan

April 25

President Obama meets with employees and family members U.S. Embassy to Japan
Tokyo, Japan

President Obama travels to The Republic of Korea

South Korea

April 25

President Obama arrives in The Republic of Korea

President Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony  to honor fallen soldiers
National War Memorial, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama tours Gyeongbok Palace
Seoul, South Korea

President Obama delivers remarks at Naturalization Ceremony for Servicemembers
The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea

President Obama and President Park of the Republic of Korea hold a bilateral meeting
Blue House, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama delivers remarks with President Park of the Republic of Korea on the return of cultural artifacts
Blue House, Seoul, Republic of Korea

President Obama and President Park of the Republic of Korea hold a joint press conference
Blue House, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama and President Park of the Republic of Korea hold a working dinner
Seoul, South Korea

President Obama overnights in Seoul, South Korea

April 26

President Obama participates in a roundtable meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy
Seoul, South Korea

President Obama is briefed by U.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command officers
Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama visits US troops and their families
Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama deliver remarks to US service members and US embassy staff
Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea

President Obama travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia

April 26

President Obama arrives in  Malaysia

Malaysian King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia hosts a State dinner for Presidnet Obama
Istana Negara Palace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama overnights in Malaysia

April 27

President Obama visits the National Mosque of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib hold a bilateral meeting Malaysian
Prime Minister’s Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib hold a working lunch Malaysian
Prime Minister’s Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib hold a joint press conference Malaysian
Prime Minister’s Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister participates in an event Malaysian
Global Innovation and Creativity Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama overnights in Malaysia

April 28

President Obama participates in the signing of major commercial agreements with American businesses
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama travels to the Philippines

Philippines

April 28

President Obama arrives in the Philippines

President Obama participates in the official arrival ceremony held by President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in the guestbook signing with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with Philippines President Akino
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in a expanded bilateral meeting with Philippines President Akino
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama and Philippines President Akino hold a joint press conference
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama meets and greets with Embassy personnel
Hotel Sofitel, Manila, Philippines

Philippines President Akino hosts a state dinner for President Obama
Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines

President Obama overnights in the Philippines

April 29

President Obama views the Comet, a new electric vehicle
Manila, Philippines

President Obama delivers remarks to US and Filipino service memebers and veterans
Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony to honor fallen soldiers
American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines

President Obama departs the Philippines for the White House

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