Vice Pres. Biden Travels to Morocco, Ukraine and Turkey

11/16/2014
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, addresses entrepreneurs from the Middle East during the opening session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov. 20, 2014.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, addresses entrepreneurs from the Middle East during the opening session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov. 20, 2014.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a government-supported forum aimed at creating bridges between entrepreneurs, banks, venture capitalists, investors and others in the United States and communities around the world.

The U.S. government runs numerous programs that promote economic and social entrepreneurship around the world. This year, that commitment to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic prosperity will be reaffirmed at the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

His Majesty King Mohammaed VI and President Barack Obama agreed during King Mohammaed VI’s Royal Visit to Washington in November 2013 to organize the 5th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Kingdom of Morocco.

This fifth annual Summit will convene thousands of participants on November 19-21 in Marrakech, Morocco, and will highlight the impact of technology on modern entrepreneurship. The 2014 Summit takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, making it the largest of the thousands of entrepreneurship events taking place around the world that week.

The Power of Technology

The theme of the Summit, “Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” explores the positive impact of technology on innovation and entrepreneurship. Technology presents entrepreneurs with enormous opportunity. It gives them the power to reach beyond local communities and to tap into resources and expertise in other cities, countries, and continents. From using the internet for crowdfunding, to text messaging for real-time weather information, to collaborating in online chatrooms, technology is changing how entrepreneurs do business.

Participants

  • Entrepreneurs: Showcase products, connect to global markets
  • Mentors: Find new ways to give back
  • Incubator managers: Get fresh ideas
  • Policymakers: Learn to improve entrepreneurship environments
  • Educators: Gain insights from practitioners
  • Social entrepreneurs: Build a larger network

Summit Program

The Summit will be a space for entrepreneurs to network one-on-one with each other and with established businesses, and it will provide a chance to hear from those who have traveled the path before them, such as:

  • Two days of networking with innovative individuals and organizations
  • One-on-one meetings in the “Innovation Village” space
  • Sector-specific and issues-based workshops

High-level speakers from around the world will discuss issues and insights to inspire, celebrate, and support entrepreneurs, including:

  • Financing new ventures
  • Scaling up enterprises and moving to the formal sector
  • Turning talent into entrepreneurship
  • Engaging in social entrepreneurship

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GES 2014 Website: http://gesmarrakech2014.org/en/home

GES 2014 Speakers: http://gesmarrakech2014.org/en/program/speakers

GES 2014 Program: http://gesmarrakech2014.org/en/program/program

GES 2014 App: http://ges.e-180.com

 

GES 2014 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GES2014Marrakech

GES 2014 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GESMarrakech14

GES 2014 Instagram: http://instagram.com/gesmarrakech14

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5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit
November 19 – 21, 2014
Marrakech, Morocco

GES 2014 Live Stream: http://gesmarrakech2014.org/en/home

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Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden’s Travel Itinerary

 

Wednesday, November 19th

Vice President Biden meets with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco
Downtown Palace, Fes, Morocco

Thursday, November 20th

Vice President Biden delivers the keynote address at the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Marrakech, Morocco

Vice President Biden attends a roundtable discussion with youth entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Global Tent
Marrakech, Morocco

Dr Jill Biden delivers remarks at the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit Women’s Day
Mechouar-Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden depart Morocco enroute to Kyiv, Ukraine

Friday, November 21st

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

Vice President Biden and Ukraine President Poroshenko have a working lunch
House of Chimeras, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden and Ukraine President Poroshenko deliver a joint statement to the press
Presidential Administration Building, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden accompanied by Myroslava Gongadze, a Voice of America correspondent, lays flowers at the memorial of her husband,  Georgiy Gongadze, a missing Ukrainian journalist
Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden lays flowers at a memorial for those who were killed during protests in Ukraine last year
Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden hosts a anti-corruption roundtable with government and civil society leaders
Mariyinsky Palace, Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden depart Kyiv en route to Istanbul

Vice President Biden has a working dinner with Turkey Prime Minister Davutoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey

Saturday, November 22nd

Vice President Biden addresses “The Energy and Economic Summit” hosted by the Atlantic Council
Istanbul, Turkey

Vice President Biden meets with “Checks and Balances Network” a group funded by the National Democratic Institute
Istanbul, Turkey

Vice President Biden and Turkey President Erdogan have a working lunch
Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Sunday, November 23rd

Vice President meets with the Turkey’s Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew
Istanbul, Turkey

Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden depart Istanbul en route Washington, DC.
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2014 G20 Leader’s Summit – Brisbane, Australia

11/13/2014

G20 Brisbane

The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Each G20 president invites several guest countries each year.

G20 leaders meet annually. In addition, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly during the year to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation and implement the key economic reforms that are needed in each member economy. Underpinning these meetings is a year-long program of meetings among senior officials and of working groups coordinating policy on specific issues.

The G20 started in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. In 2008, the first G20 Leaders’ Summit was held, and the group played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis. Its decisive and coordinated actions boosted consumer and business confidence and supported the first stages of economic recovery. G20 leaders have met eight times since 2008.

The G20 is an apt model for global cooperation in today’s world. Its response to the global financial crisis is a testament to the impact G20 members can make when working together. The G20 introduced trillions of dollars in fiscal stimulus packages worldwide, which saved or created millions of jobs that would otherwise have been destroyed. It also put in place measures to limit the collapse of financial markets and helped maintain consumer and business confidence.

For more: https://www.g20.org/about_G20

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11/15/14 FACT SHEET: The G-20 Brisbane Summit

11/15/14  G20 Leaders’ Communiqué

11/15/14 Australia-Japan-United States Trilateral Leaders Meeting Joint Media Release

11/15/14 G20 Leaders’ Brisbane Statement on Ebola

11/15/14 FACT SHEET: United States Support for Global Efforts to Combat Carbon Pollution and Build Resilience

11/15/14 United States and Japan Announce $4.5 Billion in Pledges to Green Climate Fund (GCF)

11/15/14 United States and Japan Announce $4.5 Billion in Pledges to Green Climate Fund (GCF)

11/15/14 Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

11/16/14 Russian ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine Takes Center Stage At G20

 

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9th G20

Nov 15-16, 2014
Brisbane, Australia

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Live Stream: https://www.g20.org/news/live_streaming

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President Obama’s Australia Travel Itinerary

Saturday, November 15th

President Obama arrives Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley
Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley

President Obama attends a G20 leaders lunch
Parliament House, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama delivers remarks
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama attends a G20 Welcome Ceremony
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders plenary session
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama takes an official G20 family photo
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama attends a G20 reception
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama participates in a G20 working dinner
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama attends a cultural performance
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama overnights in Brisbane

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Sunday, November 16th

President Obama holds a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama participates in a G20 plenary session
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama participates in a G20 plenary session
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama participates in a G20 working lunch
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama holds a Press Conference
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia

President Obama departs Brisbane en route Washington, DC.

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Pres Obama Travels to Asia: APEC CEO/Leaders Summit, EAS & U.S.-ASEAN Summit

11/08/2014

2014 APEC Beijing

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to fears that highly industrialized Japan (a member of G8) would come to dominate economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region; and to establish new markets for agricultural products and raw materials beyond Europe (where demand had been declining). APEC works to raise living standards and education levels through sustainable economic growth and to foster a sense of community and an appreciation of shared interests among Asia-Pacific countries. APEC includes newly industrialized economies, although the agenda of free tradewas a sensitive issue for the developing NIEs at the time APEC founded, and aims to enable ASEAN economies to explore new export market opportunities for natural resources such as natural gas, as well as to seek regional economic integration (industrial integration) by means of foreign direct investment. Members account for approximately 40% of the world’s population, approximately 54% of the world’s gross domestic product and about 44% of world trade.

An annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting is attended by the heads of government of all APEC members except Taiwan (which is represented by a ministerial-level official under the name Chinese Taipei as economic leader). The location of the meeting rotates annually among the member economies, and a famous tradition, followed for most (but not all) summits, involves the attending leaders dressing in a national costume of the host country.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia-Pacific_Economic_Cooperation

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APEC CEO/Leaders Summit 2014 - Beijing

APEC CEO/Leaders Summit 2014 – Beijing

APEC CEO Summit – November 10 – 11, 2014
China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

Website: http://www.apec-china.org.cn/en/

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11/10/14 FACT SHEET: Supporting American Job Growth And Strengthening Ties By Extending U.S./China Visa Validity for Tourists, Business Travelers, and Students

11/10/14 Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders’ Statement

11/10/14 FACT SHEET: The U.S.-Australia Alliance

11/10/14 Statement by the President on Net Neutrality

11/11/14 2014 APEC Leaders’ Declaration

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: 22nd Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: APEC Efforts to Support Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resilienc

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: APEC Leaders Commit to Protect the Environment

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: Key Infrastructure Initiatives Supporting U.S. Economic Priorities Work in the G20 and APEC

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: APEC Breaks Down Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: Promoting Energy Security and Clean, Efficient, and Sustainable Energy Development in the APEC Region

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: Fulfilling Leaders’ Instructions on Quality in Higher Education

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: Leading the Fight Against Corruption and Bribery

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: APEC Leaders Agree on Actions to Promote Regional Economic Integration and Trade

11/11/14  FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation

11/11/14 U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

11/11/14 FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Visit to China

11/12/14 FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Economic Relations


ASEAN Myanmar 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.  Since then, membership has expanded to include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully.

For more: http://www.asean.org/

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November 12-14, 2014
East Asia Summit (EAS) and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit
Nay Pi Taw, Burma

Website: http://www.asean.org/news/asean-secretariat-news/item/asean-leaders-gather-in-myanmar-for-a-historic-summit

11/13/14 FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit

11/13/14 FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Burma

11/13/14 Opening of a Peace Corps Program in Burma

11/13/14 U.S. and India Trade Facilitation Agreement at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

11/13/14 FACT SHEET: New Initiative to Improve Labor Rights in Burma

11/13/14 FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

11/13/14 Joint Statement by The The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Labor Rights and Practices in Myanmar

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President Obama’s Asia Travels Itinerary

President Obama travels to China and Burma from November 10-15.  In China from November 10-12, President Obama will attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and APEC CEO Summit.  Upon the conclusion of the APEC Leaders Meeting, the President will participate in a state visit with President Xi Jinping of China.  In Burma from November 12-14, President Obama will attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Nay Pi Taw, and hold a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein.  In Rangoon on November 14, the President will participate in a town hall event with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and meet with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Monday, November 10th

President Obama arrives in Beijing

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting Indonesian President Widodo
Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Beijing, China

President Obama participates in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Leaders Meeting
Embassy of the United States, Beijing, China

President Obama meets and greets with Embassy personnel
Embassy of the United States, Beijing, China

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Abbott
Embassy of the United States, Beijing, China

President Obama delivers remarks at the APEC CEO/Leaders Summit
China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

President Obama arrives at the Beijing National Aquatics Center for an APEC Welcome Banquet
Beijing National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China

President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
Beijing National Aquatics Center

President Obama attends an APEC welcome banquet
Beijing National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China

President Obama overnights in Beijing

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Tuesday, November 11th

President Obama attends an official APEC summit a welcoming ceremony
International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama attends the APEC CEO Summit plenary session
International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama participates in an official APEC family photo
International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama participates in an official APEC tree planting ceremony
Friendship Lawn, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama attends an  APEC working lunch with leaders
International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama attends the APEC CEO Summit plenary session 2
International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China

President Obama participates in a walk and talk with Chinese President Xi
Zhong Nan Hai, Beijing, China

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a bilateral meeting
Zhong Nan Hai, Beijing, China

President Obama attends a private dinner with Chinese President Xi
Zhong Nan Hai, Beijing, China

President Obama overnights in Beijing

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Wednesday, November 12th

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a additional bilateral meeting
Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping deliver remarks and hold a press conference
Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China

President Obama attends a State Visit Welcome Ceremony with hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping
Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China

President Obama holds a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China

President Obama travels to Burma

President Obama attends the East Asia Summit (EAS) welcome ceremony
Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw, Burma

President Obama attends an East Asia (EAS) Summit Gala Dinner
Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw, Burma

President Obama overnights in Naypyitaw

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Thursday, November 13th

President Obama participates in an U.S.–ASEAN session
Myanmar International Convention Center – Naypyitaw, Burma

President Obama attends a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam
Myanmar International Convention Center, Naypyitaw, Burma

President Obama participates in a Roundtable at the Parliamentary Resource Center
Parliamentary Resource Center, Naypyitaw, Burma

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein
Myanmar International Convention Center, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama overnights in Naypyitaw

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Friday, November 14th

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Residence, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama holds a press conference with Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi Residence, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama meets with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Regional Director Keri Lowry
U.S. Embassy, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama holds a civil society roundtable
U.S. Embassy, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama participates in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall meeting
Yangon University, Rangoon, Burma

President Obama departs Rangoon en route Brisbane, Australia

President Obama overnights on Air Force One

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Saturday, November 15th

President Obama travels to Brisbane, Australia for the G-20 Leaders Meeting

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US – Australia Trade

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United Nations Day 2014

10/22/2014

In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which “shall be devoted to making known to the peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United nations and to gaining their support for” its work.

“UN Day is a day on which we resolve to do more.  More to protect those caught up in armed conflict, to fight climate change and avert nuclear catastrophe; more to expand opportunities for women and girls, and to combat injustice and impunity; more to meet the Millennium Development Goals.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

For more: http://www.un.org/

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October 23, 2014 Presidential Proclamation — United Nations Day, 2014

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7/8/14 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that The United Nations now recognizes the gay marriages of all its staffers


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

US - Africa Leaders Summit

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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Summit Leader Meetings

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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

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
Washington, D.C.
August 4, 2014

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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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US – Guatemala Trade

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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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World Cup 2014

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2014 FIFA MEN’S WORLD CUP
June 12 – July 13, 2014
Brazil

 

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Midfielder Julian Green (age 19) scores goal for USA

Midfielder Julian Green (age 19) scores goal for USA

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