Posts Tagged ‘itinerary


Africa: The Week Ahead

Leaving Andrews this morning


4:25 PM EST: The President and the First Family arrive in Dakar, Senegal

Watch here: Senegal 8 and Reuters



Thursday: The President will participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with Senegalese President Sall, and meet with regional judicial leaders. The President will then tour the Maison Des Esclaves Museum on Goree Island, where he will also drop by a civil society event at the Goree Institute. Later, the President will meet with Embassy employees, and attend an official dinner with President Sall. The President and the First Family will remain overnight in Senegal.


Friday: The President will participate in a food security event. He will then travel to South Africa with the First Family, where they will remain overnight in Johannesburg.


SaturdayTuesday: The President will meet with SA President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, hold a joint press conference, then move on to Cape Town where his events include a visit to Robben Island and a roundtable with business leaders. Later, he will hold a town hall meeting with young Africans at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg.

The final leg of the First Family’s journey will take them to Tanzania, where the President’s program includes talks and a press conference with President Jakaya Kikwete and a visit to the Ubungo power plant. He will also lay a wreath at a memorial to the 11 people killed in the US embassy bombing in 1998.

The First Family return to Washington on Wednesday.


During the trip, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to girls at a Senegal middle school, with students at a South African high school, and will participate in a first ladies summit hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. Former first lady Laura Bush also will participate, along with first ladies of African nations.



Our handy and very expertly-fiddled-with little map again:


See photos and videos from Senator Obama’s 2006 trip to Africa here


Germany: The Schedule

Wednesday – all times EST (6 hours behind Germany):

3:05 AM: The President and First Lady meet with Embassy personnel in Berlin

4:0 AM: The President is welcomed by President Joachim Gauck in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue, Berlin

4:15 AM: Holds a bilateral meeting with President Gauck

5:0 AM: Arrives at the German Chancellery and is welcomed by Chancellor Angela Merkel

5:15 AM: Holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel

6:0 AM: Participates in a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel

7:35 AM: Joins Chancellor Merkel for a working lunch

9:0 AM: Delivers remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

10:05 AM: Signs the Golden Book of Berlin

10:15 AM: Meets with Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic Party

12:45 PM: The President and First Lady arrive at Schloss Charlottenburg and are welcomed by Chancellor Merkel and her husband, Professor Joachim Sauer

2:0 PM: Attend dinner with Chancellor Merkel and Professor Sauer


During the day, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit the Asisi World of the Panoramas and the Berlin Wall Memorial


3:55 PM: The President and First Family depart Germany

12:40 AM: Arrive the White House

“And about time too”:


Ireland, The Sequel

…. for old time’s sake



The President, the First Lady and their daughters depart for Belfast, Northern Ireland tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:20 PM.

They arrive in Belfast on Monday morning.

The First Lady will introduce the President at an event at the Waterfront Convention Centre in Belfast where he will deliver remarks.

While the President then travels to Lough Erne for the G8 Summit, the First Lady and her daughters will leave for Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.


Handy map:


The President’s Northern Ireland schedule:

Monday: Arrives Belfast. Delivers remarks at the Waterfront Convention Centre in the city when he will address his support for the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Meets Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the G8 Summit. Later, he attends the G-8 Summit at Lough Erne.

On Monday evening, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

Tuesday: In the evening, following the G-8, the President and the First Family will travel to Berlin, Germany.


The First Lady and her daughters will visit Trinity College shortly after their arrival in Dublin Monday, lunchtime (local time)…..

(…. remember one of our fave pics from the President’s speech in Dublin? That’s Trinity College behind the very very excited young women)…..

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