Obama guidance, press schedule for Sept. 18, 2014 — Poroshenko

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomes new ambassadors to the U.S., meets withPresident Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and later headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at a hotel not far from the White House.

Below, from the White House….


Office of the Press Secretary


September 17, 2014



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Afterward, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington.The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:

His Excellency Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh

His Excellency Eerik Marmei, Ambassador of Estonia

His Excellency Francisco Roberto Altschul Fuentes, Ambassador of El Salvador

His Excellency Emanuel Arturo Gonzalez Revilla Lince, Ambassador of Panama

His Excellency Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica

His Excellency Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France

His Excellency Igor Alberto Pangrazio Vera, Ambassador of Paraguay

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine; the Vice President will also attend. The visit will highlight the United States’ firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues liberal democracy, stability, and prosperity. President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Poroshenko efforts to pursue a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as well as our continued support for Ukraine’s struggle to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this bilateral meeting with statements.

Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC roundtable. This event at the Capital Hilton Hotel is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: The Root

Radio: NPR


9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office

Closed Press

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Bottom (Final Gather 2:45PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

3:55PM THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC roundtable

Capital Hilton Hotel

Closed Press (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 3:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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