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….
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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
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TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: The Root
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
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)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest