Obama guidance & press schedule July 14, 2014. Ambassadors, Iftar

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Monday will host a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors to the United States from Cabo Verde, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Guinea and Somalia. Tonight, the president hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan.

Below, from the White House….


Office of the Press Secretary


July 13, 2014


MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

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

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch 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 Jose Luis Fialho Rocha, Ambassador of the Republic of Cabo Verde

His Excellency Prasad Kariyawasam, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Tigran Sargsyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia

His Excellency Mamady Conde, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea

His Excellency Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will host an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. There will be pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Washington Examiner

Radio: NPR


9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch

Private Dining Room

Closed Press

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

8:55PM THE PRESIDENT hosts an Iftar dinner

State Dining Room

Pooled Press (Final Gather 8:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest


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