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July 30, 2015

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a conference call with grassroots supporters to discuss the nuclear deal with Iran. This call in the Oval Office is closed press.

All times ET

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

6:05 PM

The President participates in a conference call to discuss the nuclear deal with Iran

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM EDT
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: The Guardian
Radio: AURN

July 29, 2015

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will host House Democrats for a working reception at the White House to discuss his legislative priorities, including the Iran agreement; the Vice President will also attend. This event in the East Room is closed press.

All times ET

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz

5:10 PM

The President hosts House Democrats; The Vice President also attends

East Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Financial Times
Radio: AP

July 28, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will take part in a meeting with Ethiopian civil society activists. This meeting at the Sheraton Addis is closed press.

 

Afterward, the President will tour Faffa Foods. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s tour.

 

Later in the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of this meeting. Following the meeting, the President will deliver remarks at the African Union. The President’s remarks are pooled for cameras and open to correspondents.

 

In the afternoon, the President will depart Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en route Ramstein, Germany on the way back to Washington DC. The  departure from Bole International Airport is open to pre- credentialed media and the arrival at Ramstein Air Base, where Air Force One will refuel, will be covered by the travel pool.

 

In the evening, the departure from Ramstein Air Base will be covered by the travel pool.

All times ET

3:05 AM

The President takes part in a meeting with Ethiopian civil society activists

Sheraton Addis at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Closed Press

4:05 AM

The President tours Faffa Foods

Faffa Foods — Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Travel Pool Coverage

5:05 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

African Union — Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Pool Spray at the Bottom

6:30 AM

The President delivers remarks

African Union — Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

8:20 AM

The President departs Addis en route Ramstein, Germany

Bole International Airport — Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Open to pre-credentialed media

2:50 PM

The President arrives in Ramstein, Germany and Air Force One refuels

Ramstein Air Base - Germany Travel Pool Coverage

4:50 PM

The President departs Ramstein Air Base en route Washington, DC

Ramstein Air Base - Germany Travel Pool Coverage

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: AFP

July 27, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will attend a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival.

 

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia at the National Palace. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

 

Afterward, the President will meet with President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia at the National Palace. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will join Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn for a press conference. This press conference is open press.

 

Afterward, the President will hold a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda at the Sheraton Addis. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

 

In the evening, the President will attend a State Dinner with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The President and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will each deliver toasts. There will be pooled press coverage of the toasts.

 

The President will remain overnight in Addis Ababa.

All times ET

3:30 AM

The President participates in a welcoming ceremony

National Palace at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Travel Pool Coverage

3:50 AM

The President holds in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia

National Palace at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Pool Spray at the Top

5:15 AM

The President meets with President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia

National Palace at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Closed Press

6:20 AM

The President joins Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn for a press conference

National Palace at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Open Press

8:00 AM

The President holds a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda

Sheraton Addis at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Pool Spray at the Top

11:00 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks on the economy

SUNY Polytechnic Canal Ponds Open Press

12:45 PM

The President attends a State Dinner with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn; The President and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn each deliver a toast

National Palace at Addis Ababa — Ethiopia Pooled Press Pooled Press for Toasts by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn **Travel pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**

2:45 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at an infrastructure event with Governor Andrew Cuomo

Sheraton New York on Seventh Avenue Open Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post

July 26, 2015

The Schedule

On Sunday, in the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the Safaricom Indoor Arena. This event is open to pre-credentialed media. In the afternoon, the President will hold a conversation with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center. There will be pooled press coverage of this event. Afterward, the President will hold an interview with Capital FM, a local radio station. There will be a travel pool spray of this interview. Later in the afternoon, the President will depart Nairobi, Kenya en route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The departure from Kenyatta International Airport and arrival at Bole international Airport are open to pre-credentialed media. Afterward, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting at the U.S. Embassy is closed press. The President will remain overnight in Addis Ababa.
All times ET

4:40 AM

The President delivers remarks

Nairobi, Kenya, Safaricom Indoor Arena Open to pre-credentialed media

6:45 AM

The President holds a conversation with civil society leaders

Nairobi, Kenya, YALI Regional Leadership Center Pooled Press

8:05 AM

The President holds an interview with Capital FM, a local radio station

Nairobi, Kenya, YALI Regional Leadership Center Travel Pool Spray

9:10 AM

The President departs Kenya en route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kenyatta International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

11:00 AM

The President arrives Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

11:35 AM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Open to pre-credentialed media

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Wall Street Journal

July 25, 2015

The Schedule

On Saturday, in the morning, the President will deliver remarks and hold a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media. Following the summit, the President will also visit the Power Africa Innovation Fair. There will be travel pool coverage of the visit. In the afternoon, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting at the U.S. Embassy is closed press. Afterward, the President will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Memorial Park. There will be travel pool coverage of the wreath laying. Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a ceremonial welcome at State House. Following this ceremony, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Kenyatta. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the ceremonial welcome and a travel pool spray at the top of this meeting. In the evening, the President will participate in a joint press conference with President Kenyatta at State House. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed media. Later in the evening, the President will attend a state dinner at State House. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival at the state dinner and travel pool coverage of the dinner toasts. Following the dinner, the President will remain overnight in Nairobi.
All times ET

3:25 AM

The President delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

United Nations Compound, Nairobi, Kenya Open to pre-credentialed media

4:20 AM

The President visits the Power Africa Innovation Fair

United Nations Compound, Nairobi, Kenya Travel Pool Coverage

5:05 AM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Closed Press

6:55 AM

The President participates in a wreath laying ceremony

Nairobi, Kenya, Memorial Park Travel Pool Coverage

7:20 AM

The President participates in ceremonial welcome with President Kenyatta

State House, Nairobi, Kenya Pooled Press Pre-Set Pool Coverage

7:50 AM

The President participates in a bilateral meeting with President Kenyatta

State House, Nairobi, Kenya Travel Pool Spray Travel Pool Spray at the Top

9:30 AM

The President and President Kenyatta participate in a joint press conference

State House, Nairobi, Kenya Open to pre-credentialed media

1:15 PM

The President attends the State Dinner

State House, Nairobi, Kenya Travel Pool Coverage

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Tribune

July 24, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning the President will arrive at Ramstein, Air Base where Air Force One will refuel. This stop will be covered by the travel pool. Following the refuel, the President will depart Ramstein, Air Base Germany en route Nairobi, Kenya. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s departure from Ramstein, Germany and the evening arrival at the Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya is open press.

The President will remain overnight in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

All times ET

3:35 AM

The President arrives in Ramstein, Germany and Air Force One refuels

Ramstein Air Base Travel Pool Coverage

5:35 AM

The President departs Ramstein Air Base en route Nairobi, Kenya

Ramstein Air Base, Germany Travel Pool Coverage

1:10 PM

The President arrives in Nairobi, Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Open Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: New York Times

July 23, 2015

The Schedule

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

 

In the evening, the President will depart the White House en route to Ramstein, Germany on his way to Nairobi, Kenya. The departure from South Lawn is open press and the arrival at Joint Base Andrews will be covered by the travel pool.

All times ET

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:15 PM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

3:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Governors Association

Private Residence — California Closed Press

4:00 PM

The Vice President participates in a roundtable on the importance of preventative health care and innovation

Theranos Manufacturing Facility — California Open Press

8:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 7:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

8:20 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 6:45PM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base

9:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Governors Association

Private Residence — California Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Boston Globe
Radio: SRN
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 6:45 PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: New York Times

July 22, 2015

The Schedule

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

  

In the afternoon, the President will meet with small business owners to discuss the importance of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. This event in the East Room is pooled press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

1:45 PM

The President meets with small business owners to discuss the importance of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray at the Bottom Final Gather 2:10PM – James Brady Press Briefing Room

6:25 PM

The President delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

East Room Pooled Press Pre-set 4:15PM; Final Gather 5:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Baltimore Sun
Radio: NPR

July 21, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The President’s departure from White House  is open press and the arrival at Pittsburgh International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Pittsburgh, the President will address the 116th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania en route New York, NY.  The departure from Pittsburgh International Airport and arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

While in New York, the President will tape an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There will be a stills only pool spray of this taping.

In the evening, the President will to deliver remarks and take questions at a DSCC event at private residence. There will be print pool coverage of President’s remarks. Following the event, the President will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

9:35 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 9:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

9:50 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 8:45AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

10:50 AM

The President Arrives Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh International Airport Open Press

11:20 AM

The President delivers remarks

Pittsburgh, PA, David Lawrence Convention Center Open to pre-credentialed media

1:10 PM

The President departs Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania en route New York, NY

Pittsburgh International Airport Open Press

2:20 PM

The President arrives New York, NY

John F. Kennedy International Airport Open Press

3:35 PM

The President tapes an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

New York, The Daily Show Studio Pool Spray

4:15 PM

The Vice President participates in a roundtable discussion that will focus on the Administration’s economic policies

Community College of Denver's New Manufacturing Center Open Press

6:20 PM

The President delivers remarks and takes questions at a DSCC event

Private Residence, New York, NY Print Pool

8:05 PM

The President departs New York

John F. Kennedy International Airport Open Press

8:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Private Residence Closed Press

9:00 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

9:15 PM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 9:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: BNA
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post