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
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President Obama and the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden hold meetings at The U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
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President Obama the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden delivers remarks at The U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit
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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
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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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WH State Dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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From the Archives: State Dinners at the White House

King David Kalākaua of Hawai’i was the first head of state to be honored with a White House State Dinner on December 12, 1874 by President and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.  In the years that have followed, State Dinners have come to signify the utmost respect for visiting heads of state.  Each State Dinner is an historic event with the power to cement friendships with allies and foster cooperation with warming relations.

Months of meticulous planning go into a State Dinner and thorough research is conducted to celebrate the guest of honor’s country, culture, and favored preferences.  Hallmarks of American culture are also chosen, often by the First Lady.  Together, these considerations are translated into details both large and small, including invitations, menus, guest lists, and entertainment.  The results can be a form of diplomatic dialogue between the host and guest cultures.

For more: http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/index.php?s=%27state+dinner%27

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List of White House State Dinners given by President Barack Obama:

Nov 24, 2009 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
May 19, 2010 Mexican President Felipe Calderon
Jan 19, 2011 Chinese President Hu Jintao
Jun 7, 2011 German President Angela Merkel
Mar 14, 2012 United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron
Feb 11, 2014 French President François Hollande
Apr 28, 2015 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Sep 25, 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping
March 10, 2016 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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December 28, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Official Visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

President Obama and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, to the White House for an Official Visit with a State Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The visit will be an opportunity for the United States and Canada to deepen their bilateral relationship, which is one of the closest and most extensive in the world and is based on a shared history, common values, and a vast and intricate network of cultural, familial, and commercial ties. The visit also is intended to advance cooperation on important bilateral and multilateral issues, such as energy and climate change, security, and the economy.

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Details about the State Dinner are available HERE.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau to the White House
South Lawn

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a bilateral meeting
The Oval Office

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a joint press conference
Rose Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau hold a “Let Girls Learn” event
Washinton, DC

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Grégoire-Trudeau
North Portico

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama take an official photo with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Grégoire-Trudeau
Grand Staircase

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver toasts at the State Dinner
East Room

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosts the State Dinner Reception for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Grégoire-Trudeau
State Dining Room

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau
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U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit 2016

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Sunnylands – Rancho Mirage

December 30, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

As the President announced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month, he will host leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next year. The summit will take place at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15-16, 2016. This unprecedented gathering – the first hosted by the United States with the ASEAN leaders — builds on the deeper partnership that the United States has forged with ASEAN since 2009 and will further advance the Administration’s rebalance to Asia and the Pacific. For nearly 40 years, the United States and ASEAN have worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia. This summit will provide leaders a forum to strengthen cooperation under the new U.S.-ASEAN strategic partnership, launched in November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, on political, security, and economic issues.

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US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), serving as the leading voice of the U.S. private sector in promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships between the United States and Southeast Asia.

The Council’s members include the largest U.S. companies working in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for a century or more.

For more: https://www.usasean.org/

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February 15 -16, 2015
U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit
Sunnylands
Rancho Mirage, CA

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2015 APEC Summit, ASEAN Summit & EAS Summit

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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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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Tuesday, November 17th

President Obama arrives the Philippines

President Obama attends a U.S. maritime event aboard the BRP Gregorio del Pilar and delivers remarks
Manila Harbor, Manila, Philippines

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama speaks at the APEC CEO Summit
Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

President Obama overnights in Manila
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Wednesday, November 18th

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of APEC and Columbia
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of TPP countries
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance.
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

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Thursday, November 19th

President Obama attends the APEC CEO Summit plenary session on climate change
Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

President Obama attends an APEC sessions
Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

President Obama participates in the APEC closing session
Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines

President Obama departs the Philippines en route to Malaysia
Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines

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November 16 – 18, 2015

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ASEAN Malaysia 2015

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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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Friday, November 20th

President Obama arrives Kuala Lumpur
Subang Airbase, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in a town hall meeting with members of the South East Asian Leaders Initiative
Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama Speaks at the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in the ASEAN welcome ceremony and family photo
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama attends a EAS gala dinner
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama Speaks at the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama tours the Dignity for Children Foundation
Dignity for Children Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Saturday, November 21st

President Obama participates in a civil society roundtable
Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in an U.S.–ASEAN session
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in a EAS welcome and family photo
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama attends the EAS dinner and cultural performance
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Sunday, November 22nd

President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in an EAS family photo
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama participates in an EAS Summit meeting
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama holds a press conference
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

President Obama departs Malaysia en route to the Washington DC

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November 18-22, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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2015 G20 Leader’s Summit – Anatalya, Turkey

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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://g20.org/about-g20/

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President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

Sunday, November 15th

President Obama arrives in Turkey
Antalya International Airport

President Obama and Turkey President Erdogan hold a bilateral meeting
Regnum Carya Resort, Istanbul, Turkey

President Obama attends a G20 Welcome Ceremony
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

President Obama takes an official G20 family photo
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders working lunch session on development and climate change
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G-20 Leaders session on global economy focusing on growth strategies and employment
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G20 working dinner
Regnum Carya Resort, Antalya, Turkey

President Obama overnights in Anatalya
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

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Monday, November 16th

President Obama participates in a G20 session on resilience in financial institutions, international tax, anti-orruption and IMF reform
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama participates in a G20 working lunch on trade, energy and the adoption of the communiquė
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama holds bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama holds a Press Conference
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatolia, Turkey

President Obama departs Turkey en route to the Philippines

10th G20

November 15 – 16, 2015
Regnum Carya Resort, Anatalya, Turkey

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