VP Biden travels to Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

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On July 15, 2016, the Vice President Biden depart Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia to demonstrate our close strategic, economic, and cultural ties. In Melbourne, the Vice President will highlight U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, as well as tour and deliver remarks at the Boeing factory. On July 18, 2016, the Vice President will depart Melbourne, Australia en route Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, the Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials, host a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders, meet with Australian troops, and deliver a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship.

On July 20, 2016, the Vice President will depart Sydney, Australia en route Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand the Vice President will participate in official engagements, including a meeting with Prime Minister John Key..

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Vice President Biden’s  Travel Itinerary
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Vice President Biden departs Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Joe Biden makes a refueling stopover in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Vice President Biden arrives Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers remarks on U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers remarks on US – Australian economic ties
Boeing Factory, Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden attends a flag presentation and meet World War II veterans
Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with employees and family members
United States Embassy to Australia
Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden departs Melbourne, Australia en route for Victoria

Vice President Biden arrives Victoria

Vice President Biden attends the Carlton vs West Coast Eagles AFL game
Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vice President Biden attends a dinner with Australian Governor Linda Dessau of Victoria
Victoria, Australia

Vice President Biden departs Victoria, Australia en route for Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden arrives Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden tours the Taronga Zoo
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden attends an official dinner hosted by Governor General Peter Cosgrove
Governor General’s House, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Bden tours the HMAS Adelaide at Sydney Harbor
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden  meets with Labor Party leader Bill Shorten
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials
Commonwealth Government Building, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden hosts a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders
Paddington Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with Australian troops
Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship
Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

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Vice President Biden departs Sydney, Australia en route New Zealand

Vice President Biden arrives Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with Members of the New Zealand Labour Party
Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with employees and family members
Auckland, New Zealand

#VPinOz

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Pres Obama travels to NATO Summit Warsaw & Spain

NATO Varsovie 2016

NATO Summit Warsaw 2016

The NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government in Warsaw, Poland will be held on 08–09 July 2016. The meetings will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General.

This first media advisory is intended to provide information about accreditation, visa, accommodation arrangements for media representatives. A second media advisory released closer to the event will provide information on a broader array of media-related topics.

The meetings will take place at the Warsaw National Stadium (al. Księcia J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03-901 Warsaw – Poland). The Media Centre will be collocated with the Summit venue and will be open from Thursday 7 July until Sunday 10 July. More details regarding the opening hours will be provided at a later stage.

For more:  http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/events_132023.htm

NATO Summit Agenda

 

 

NATO Summit Warsaw 2016

Summit Schedule
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NATO Summit 2016
8–9 July
Warsaw, Poland

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June 06, 2016

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Poland and Spain

The President will travel to Warsaw, Poland, and Spain July 7-11. From July 7-9, the President will attend the 2016 NATO Summit, his fifth and final Summit with NATO leaders. The meeting will afford an opportunity to underscore Alliance solidarity, to advance efforts to bolster security to NATO’s east and south, and to project stability through new partnerships beyond the North Atlantic area. The President will hold a bilateral meeting with the Polish President to discuss U.S.-Polish relations, reaffirm the American commitment to Poland’s security, and exchange views on the broader security environment in Europe. While in Warsaw, the President will also meet with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation across a range of shared priorities, including countering terrorism, fostering economic growth and prosperity, and addressing the global refugee crisis. Following the visit to Poland, the President will travel to Spain from July 9-11. The visit to Spain, an important NATO Ally, will highlight robust security cooperation, a strong political and economic relationship, and longstanding people-to-people ties. The President’s agenda in Spain will include meetings with His Majesty the King of Spain and the Acting President of Spain.

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/06/statement-press-secretary-presidents-travel-poland-and-spain

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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Thursday, July 7

President Obama travels to Warsaw, Poland

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

President Obama delivers a statement on the fatal shootings this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Warsaw, Poland

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Friday, July 8

President Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Warsaw, Poland
Marriot Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama meets with Presidents of European Council and European Commission
Warsaw Marriott, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary Stoltenberg
Warsaw Marriott, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama participates in the official family photo with leaders attending the NATO Summit
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends a meeting on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Alliance Council
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama participates in the official family photo with leaders attending the NATO Summit
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit working dinner
PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama overnights in Warsaw
Warsaw Marriot, Warsaw, Poland

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Saturday, July 9

President Obama attends North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit on Afghanistan
Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends a meeting on the NATO Alliance Council
Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama attends a meeting on NATO Ukraine Commission
Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama holds a press conference
Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

President Obama travels to Madrid, Spain

President Obama overnights in Madrid, Spain

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Sunday,  July 10

President Obama is greeted by Spanish King Felipe VI  and Queen Letizia in an official arrival ceremony
The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Spanish King Felipe VI
The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

President Obama and Spanish King Felipe VI hold a joint press conference
The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

President Obama and meets with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

President Obama meets with employees and family members
United States Embassy to Madrid, Spain

President Obama visits the U.S. military service-members
Naval Station Rota, Spain

President Obama departs Spain to return to the White House

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#Warsaw

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FLOTUS Travels to Liberia, Morocco & Spain

http://www.whitehouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn
http://www.whitehouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn

Working together to open the doors of education for girls around the world.

To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, more than 62 million girls around the world are not in school—half of whom are adolescents. We know that countries with more girls in secondary school tend to have lower maternal mortality rates, lower infant mortality rates, lower rates of HIV/AIDS, and better child nutrition.

But too often, a girl who could change her world for the better is locked out of that future by the circumstances of her birth or the customs of her community and country.

We know that a girl with an education can shape her own destiny, lift up her family, and transform her community. That is why President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

Learn more and how you can take action at letgirlslearn.gov.

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WHY LET GIRLS LEARN?

When girls are educated, their families are healthier and they have more opportunities to generate income in adulthood. An educated girl has a ripple effect:

On Her Family:

  • One more year of education increases a woman’s income by up to 25 percent.
  • A girl who has a basic education is three times less likely to contract HIV.
  • Children born to educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past the age of 5.

On Society:

  • If all women in sub-Saharan Africa had a secondary education, 1.8 million lives would be saved each year.
  • Simulations using data from women farmers in Kenya suggest that crop yields could increase by 25 percent if all that country’s girls attended primary school.
  • After looking at 100 countries, the World Bank found that increasing the share of women with a secondary education by 1 percent boosts annual per capita income growth by 0.3 percentage points.
  • Countries where women hold more than 30 percent of seats in political bodies are more inclusive, egalitarian and democratic.

ACT

Learn what organizations around the world are doing
to help girls learn and how you can help .

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An educated girl has a ripple effect. Explore how giving a girl the tools to learn can
impact families, communities, and the world – for generations.

Let Girls Learn Twitter
Let Girls Learn Facebook 
Let Girls Learn Peace Corps initiative
Let Girls Learn: Fact Sheet 
WhiteHouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn

FLOTUS daily travel diary on HelloGiggles

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8/26/14 FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Record for Women and Girls

11/13/14 Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

1/16/15 Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

3/3/15 FACT SHEET: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Announce New Whole of Government Initiative, Let Girls Learn

9/24/15 Updated Guidance for First Lady Michelle Obama and the Let Girls Learn Initiative

10/13/15 FACT SHEET: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Commitments To The U.S. Government’s Let Girls Learn Initiative

11/2/15  First Lady Michelle Obama Op Ed: Let Girls Learn 

11/8/15 U.S. Government Announces Continued Commitment to Jordan’s Education Sector

6/28/16 FACT SHEET: First Lady Announces New Let Girls Learn Committment in Liberia

6/28/16 FACT SHEET: As part of the First Lady’s Visit to Morocco, the U.S. Government Announces New Programming to Help Address the Barriers that Prevent Adolescent Girls from Attaining an Education

7/1/16 Op-Ed by First Lady Michelle Obama For Girls, A Heartbreaking Loss — And An Opportunity

White House Council on Women and Girls

WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR: ADDRESSING CHALLENGES AND EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

 

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June 15, 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to the Republic of Liberia,
the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain for Let Girls Learn
As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady will make stops outside Monrovia and in Marrakech to highlight the US Government’s work to help adolescent girls go to school and stay in school; in Madrid, the First Lady will speak to girls and young women about the power of education and urge them to do their part to help girls worldwide fulfill their promise.

As part of Let Girls Learn, the First Lady – joined by Malia and Sasha Obama and Mrs. Marian Robinson – will visit Margibi County, Liberia; Marrakech, Morocco; and Madrid, Spain from June 27- July 1, 2016. The First Lady and her family will return to Washington, D.C. on July 1.

For more: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/spain/164311/home/white_house_michelle_obama_trip0616.pdf

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s  Travel Itinerary 

Sunday, June 26th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart  Joint Base Andrews en route to Monrovia, Liberia

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Monday, June 27th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Obama meets with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp at the Peace Corps Training Facility
Kakata, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education moderated by actress Freida Pinto
Unification Town, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Monrovia, Liberia

Tuesday, June 28th

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Monrovia, Liberia en route to Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Monrovia are welcomed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI
Marrakech, Morocco and Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma

First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto to participate in a conversation with adolescent girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson attend an Iftar hosted by Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson over night in Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

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Wednesday, June 29th

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama,delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Marrakech, Morocco
en route to Madrid, Spain

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Thursday, June 30th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Her Majesty Queen Letizia following the Let Girls Learn event
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters

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Friday, July 1st

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Madrid, Spain en route to the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive the White House
South Lawn

http://www.usaid.gov/letgirlslearn
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CNN Films will be filming a documentary featuring the stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco who have overcome barriers to going to and staying in school to air in the fall of 2016.

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Pres Obama Travels to Vietnam & G7 Japan 2016

Japan Vietnam mapMay 10, 2016

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Vietnam and Japan

The President will travel to Vietnam and Japan May 21-28, on what will be his tenth trip to Asia. This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific, designed to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security engagement with the countries and peoples of the region.

The President will first visit Vietnam, where he will hold official meetings with Vietnam’s leadership to discuss ways for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership to advance cooperation across a wide range of areas, including economic, people-to-people, security, human rights, and global and regional issues. In Hanoi, the President will deliver a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations. During meetings and events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the President will discuss the importance of approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year. The President also will meet with members of civil society, the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative, entrepreneurs, and the business community.

In Japan, the President will participate in his final G-7 Summit in Ise-Shima. This gathering will enable the G-7 leaders to advance common interests across the full range of economic and security priorities and to address pressing global challenges. The President and Prime Minister Abe will meet bilaterally to further advance the U.S.-Japan alliance, including our cooperation on economic and security issues as well as a host of global challenges. Finally, the President will make an historic visit to Hiroshima with Prime Minister Abe to highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

G7 2016 Japan

The Group of 7 (G7) is a group consisting of the finance ministers and central bank governors of seven major advanced economies as reported by the International Monetary FundCanadaFranceGermanyItalyJapan, the United Kingdom, and the United States meeting to discuss primarily economic issues. The European Union is also represented within the G7. The G7 are the seven wealthiest major developed nations by national net wealth, representing more than 64% of the net global wealth ($263 trillion) according to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report October 2014. The IMF’s Managing Director usually participates. Recent G7 meetings include that of May 2013 in Aylesbury, United Kingdom with an emergency meeting in The Hague, Netherlands on March 24, 2014. Most recently, there was a meeting in Brussels on June 4, 2014.

The G7’s precursor was the ‘Group of Six’, founded ad hoc in 1975, consisting of finance ministers and central bank governors from FranceWest GermanyItalyJapan, the United Kingdom and the United States, when Giscard d’Estaing invited them for an “informal gathering at the chateau of Rambouillet, near Paris […] in a relaxed and private setting”.  The intent was “to discuss current world issues (dominated at the time by the oil crisis) in a frank and informal manner”.  Canada became the seventh member in 1976, after which the name ‘Group 7’ or G7 was used.  During 1986–87 the G7 with its finance ministers and central bank governors superseded the G5 as the main policy coordination group, particularly following the Louvre Accord of February 1987, agreed by the G5 plus Canada and endorsed by the G7.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G7

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G7 Summit 2016

Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

On May 26 and 27, Japan will convene the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Mie Prefecture.

In Ise-Shima, the stage for the G7 Summit, you can find not only Ise Jingu Shrine with a history dating back to time immemorial, but also marvelous natural beauty including the rich sea spreading out before your eyes, islands large and small, and countless inlets. It is a perfect example of our heartland – a place dear to many, away from the bustling cities.

Today, the international community faces numerous challenges. A slowdown in the growth of the global economy, terrorism threatening people’s lives, a surge of refugees, and unilateral changes to the status quo through the use of coercion are all among the challenges affecting the peace and prosperity we enjoy in our daily lives.

The G7 members, which share fundamental values such as freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human rights, must take a global perspective to provide the most appropriate roadmap for solving these challenges with a clear vision.

The heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) will be meeting at

Key issues they will be addressing include:

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Tran Pai Quang
Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama attends a State Luncheon hosted by Vietnamese President Tran Pai Quang
Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Pai Quang hold a joint press conference
Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama meets with Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Nguan
International Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama attends a state luncheon
International Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama meets with U.S. Embassy Staff
JW Marriott, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama meets with civil society and business members
JW Marriott, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama delivers remarks
National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Noibai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam

President Obama arrives Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama tours the Jade Pagoda
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama tours DreamPlex
DreamPlex Coworking Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama participates in a Business and Entrepreneurship Event
DreamPlex Coworking Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama delivers remarks to the Vietnamese people
DreamPlex Coworking Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama meets with U.S. Consulate Staff and family members
InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama participates in a town hall with Vietnamese youth
GEM Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama departs Vietnam en route for Japan
InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

President Obama arrives Japan
Chubu Centrair International Airport,  Tokoname, Aichi, Japan

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President Obama tours the Ise-Jingu Shrine
Ise, Mie, Japan

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama attends a G7 welcome ceremony
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama joins other leaders in G7 session
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama joins other leaders in G7 working lunch
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama joins other leaders in G7 family photo
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama and other world leaders hold a bilateral meetings
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama holds a press conference
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama joins other leaders in G7 working dinner
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama joins other leaders in attending a cultural performance for the leaders
Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima, Mie Prefecture,  Japan

President Obama departs Shima, Mie Prefecture for Hiroshima
Chubu Centrair International Airport,  Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
President Obama arrives Hiroshima, Japan
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakune, Hiroshima, Japan

President Obama tours the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

President Obama deliver remarks Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

President Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

President Obama meets with U.S. Service members
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakune, Hiroshima, Japan

President Obama departs Japan enroute for Washington DC
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakune, Hiroshima, Japan

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G7 2016
May 23–27, 2016
Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan

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U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit 2016

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit

President Obama will host the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit on May 13, 2016.  This event follows the convening of Nordic leaders during the President’s trip to Sweden in September 2013.

This summit will be an opportunity to continue our close collaboration with the Nordic countries on a range of issues, including countering terrorism and violent extremism, protecting the environment, coordinating on Arctic issues, promoting the Global Health Security Agenda, advancing sustainable development, enhancing nuclear security, providing humanitarian assistance, and addressing the migration and refugee crisis in a humane and orderly way.

This summit will deepen U.S.-Nordic cooperation while highlighting America’s continued commitment to European security, trans-Atlantic trade, and the promotion of common democratic values.  The President and Mrs. Obama will host the Nordic leaders for a State Dinner on the evening of May 13.

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U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit 2016

President Obama welcomes  His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland; Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; and His Excellency Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland to the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
White House

President Obama and the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden hold meetings at The U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
White House

President Obama the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden delivers remarks at The U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
White House

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at The U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit State Dinner
White House

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May 13, 2016
President Obama hosts U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
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Pres Obama Travels to KSA, UK & Germany

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March 16, 2016

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom

President Obama, in the context of the previously announced travel to Germany, will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 21. While there, he will participate in a Summit with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd alAziz Al-Saud, the gathering will be an opportunity for leaders to review progress in strengthening U.S.-GCC security cooperation since the productive Camp David Summit hosted by President Obama in May 2015. It will also provide an opportunity for leaders to discuss additional steps to intensify pressure on ISIL, address regional conflicts, and de-escalate regional and sectarian tensions.

The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch. He also will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting and joint press conference. The visit will allow the President to offer his gratitude to the British Government and people for their stalwart partnership with his Administration and the American people throughout his Presidency.

The President will conclude his travel by visiting Germany, where, as previously announced, he will participate in the Hannover Messe – the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology – and meet Chancellor Angela Merkel.

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/16/statement-press-secretary-presidents-travel-kingdom-saudi-arabia-and

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Hannover Messe 2016

Hannover Messe is and has long been the largest industrial trade show in the world and one of the premier event platforms to spark international business opportunities. The greatest and most-advanced manufacturing technologies are showcased and economic development growth is facilitated. This upcoming April, SelectUSA will head the U.S. Investment Pavilion, and, for the first time ever, the United States will be the official Partner Country of trade show. President Obama will also become the first sitting U.S. president to attend the trade show when he opens Hannover Messe with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

As Partner Country, the United States will attract unique and focused attention from the international business, manufacturing, and media communities. U.S. exhibitors will have the highest amount of exposure to over 200,000 visitors and thousands of journalists and bloggers, as well as 6,000 other economic development and industrial exhibitors from 27 exhibit halls.

Hannover Messe 2016 will present U.S. economic development organizations with golden opportunities to attract FDI to their states, territories, and regions.

For more: http://selectusa.commerce.gov/events/selectusa-hannover-messe-2016.html

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President Obama’s Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Germany Itinerary 

Tuesday, April 19

President Obama departs the White House for Saudi Arabia
South Lawn

President Obama  departs the Joint Base Andrews for Saudi Arabia
Joint Base Andrews

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Wednesday, April 20

President Obama arrives in Ramstein, Germany and Air Force One refuels
Ramstein Air Base, Germany

President Obama departs Ramstein Air Base, Germany for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ramstein Air Base, Germany

President Obama arrives Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
King Khalid International Airport, Riydah, Saudi Arabia

President Obama is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Erga Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud hold a bilateral meeting
Erga Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Erga Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
Ritz Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama overnights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ritz Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Thursday, April 21

President Obama meets with leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates
Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama attends a working lunch with leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates
Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud deliver remarks
Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama holds a Q&A with the Press
Diriyah Palace, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

President Obama departs Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for London
King Khalid International Airport, Riydah, Saudi Arabia

First Lady Michelle Obama departs White House
South Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama departs the Joint Base Andrews for London
Joint Base Andrews

President Obama  and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in London
Stanstead Airport, London, England

President Obama  and First Lady Michelle Obama overnight in London, England

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Friday, April 22

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama meet with Embassy personnel and families
London, England

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Windsor Castle, Windsor, County of Berkshire, United Kingdom

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have a private lunch with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Windsor Castle, Windsor, County of Berkshire, United Kingdom

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II a custom photo album chronicling her visits with U.S. presidents and first ladies to commemorate her 90th birthday

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a bilateral meeting
Number 10 Downing Street, London, United Kingdom

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint press conference
Number 10 Downing Street, London, United Kingdom

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a private dinner hosted by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Kensington Palace, London, England

First Lady Michelle Obama departs London
Stanstead Airport, London, England

President Obama overnights in London, England

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives the Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives White House
South Lawn

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Saturday, April 23

President Obama tours the Globe Theatre
London, England

President Obama participates in a townhall discussion with British youth
Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, England

President Obama meets with UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, England

President Obama attends a private dinner hosted by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and British Prime Minister David Cameron
Winfield House, London, England

President Obama overnights in London, England

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Sunday, April 24

President Obama departs London for Hanover, Germany
Stanstead Airport, London, England

President Obama  arrives Hanover, Germany
Hanover/Langenhagen International Airport

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a bilateral meeting
Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel participates in the Hannover Messe
Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

President Obama delivers remarks at the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe
Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

President Obama hosts a dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and business leaders from the United States and Germany
Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

President Obama  overnights in Hannover, Germany

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Monday, April 25

President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel, opens and tours the Hannover Messe Trade Fair
Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

President Obama delivers remarks at Hannover Messe Building 35
Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

President Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

President Obama  departs Hannover, Germany for White House
Hanover/Langenhagen International Airport

President Obama  arrives Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews

President Obama  arrives White House
South Lawn

 

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Pres Obama Travels to Cuba and Argentina

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Cuba and Argentina

President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Cuba on March 21st and 22nd and Argentina on March 23rd and 24th.  In Cuba, the President will work to build on the progress we have made toward normalization of relations with Cuba – advancing commercial and people-to-people ties that can improve the well-being of the Cuban people, and expressing our support for human rights. In addition to holding a bilateral meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, President Obama will engage with members of civil society, entrepreneurs and Cubans from different walks of life.  This historic visit – the first by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years – is another demonstration of the President’s commitment to chart a new course for U.S.-Cuban relations and connect U.S. and Cuban citizens through expanded travel, commerce, and access to information.

In Buenos Aires, the President and First Family will meet with the new Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, to discuss President Macri’s reform agenda and recognize his contributions to the defense of human rights in the region.  The President will deepen efforts to increase cooperation between our governments in a range of areas, including trade and investment, renewable energy and climate change, and citizen security.  It has been nearly two decades since the last bilaterally focused visit by a U.S. President to Argentina, Latin America’s third largest country.

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President Obama’s Cuba and Argentina Itinerary

Sunday, March 20, 2016

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinsonn and their daughters depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Cuba
Jose Marti International Airport, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson attend a arrival ceremony
Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson meet with Embassy personnel and families
Melia Habana Hotel, Havana Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour cultural sites in Old Havana
Old Havana, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson participate in a tour of Havana Cathedral given by Cardinal Jaime Ortega
Havana Cathedral, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Havana

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Monday, March 21, 2016

President Obama lays a wreath at the Jose Marti Memorial
Jose Marti Memorial, Havana, Cuba

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Cuban high school-age girls as a part of her “Let Girls Learn” initiative
Havana, Cuba

President Obama is welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro in an official welcoming ceremony
Palace of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro take an official photo
Palace of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

President Obama meets with Cuban President Raul Castro
Palace of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

President Obama along with Cuban President Raul Castro, gives a statement to the press
Palace of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

President Obama participates in a panel discussion with a number of Cuban entrepreneurs
Havana, Cuba

President Obama and First Lady Michelle attend a state dinner
Revolutionary Palace, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Havana

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

President Obama delivers remarks to the Cuban people
El Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Havana, Cuba

First Lady Michelle Obama dedicates a gift to The Cuban People
Biblioteca Publica Ruben Martinez Villena, Havana, Cuba‎

President Obama meets with members Cuban civil society
U.S. Embassy Havana, Havana, Cuba

President Obama attends a MLB game between The Tampa Bay Rays and The Cuban National Team

Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Cuba en route to Argentina
Jose Marti Memorial, Havana, Cuba

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Argentina
Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Argentina

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson attend a arrival ceremony
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Argentine President, Mauricio Macri
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

First Lady Michell Obama and Agentine First Lady Juliana Awada meet with students as a part of “Let Girls Learn”
Metropolitan Design Center, Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama and Argentine President Mauricio Macri hold a joint press conference
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama lays a wreath at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson meet with Embassy personnel and families
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama participates in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall
Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama and First Lady Michelle arrive Centro Cultural Kirchner
Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama and First Lady Michelle attend a state dinner in their honor
Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Argentina

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Parque de la Memoria
Parque de la Memoria , Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama and President Macri Deliver Statements to the Press
Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Buenos Aires en route to San Carlos de Bariloche
Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, Río Negro, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour San Carlos de Bariloche city
San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, Río Negro, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart San Carlos de Bariloche en route to Buenos Aires
Ezeiza Airport, Río Negro, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Argentina
Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Argentina en route to Washington, DC
Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Friday, March 25, 2016

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Joint Base Andrews

President Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive White House
South Lawn

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