Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 2, 2014. To Estonia

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama departs Tuesday afternoon for Estonia where he will meet with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the wake of Russia pushing intoUkraine. After that, he swings over Wales for the upcoming NATO summit.

Last month, National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement the trip to Estonia will “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.”

Below, from the White House….

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

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

In the afternoon, the President will travel 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. The departure from the South Lawn is open press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: The Guardian

Radio: AP

Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Tribune

Radio: ABC

EDT

10:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 2:00PM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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