Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007

Contents:
Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements

The following list includes the President’s public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this issue.

March 10

In the morning, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush met with U.S. Embassy staff and their families.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush went to Anchorena Park where he met with President Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush had lunch with President Vazquez and his wife, Maria Auxiliadora Delgado de Vazquez. They then toured Anchorena Park.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. He then participated in an interview with Greta Van Susteren of FOX News for later broadcast.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush went to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence where they attended a reception for government and business leaders. Later, theyreturned to the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel.

March 11

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Bogota, Colombia, arriving in the afternoon. Upon arrival, they went to Casa de Narino where they participated in an arrival ceremony with President Alvaro Uribe Velez of Colombia and his wife, Lina Maria Moreno de Uribe.

Later in the afternoon, the President had a meeting followed by a working lunch with President Uribe. Later, he and Mrs. Bush participated in a briefing on alternative farm products development. They then went to the U.S. Embassy where they met with the staff and their families.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala, where, upon arrival, they went to the Real InterContinental Guatemala hotel.

March 12

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush went to Carlos Emilio Leonardo School in Santa Cruz Balanya, Guatemala, and met with U.S. military medical readiness personnel. They then went to the town square where they met President Oscar Berger Perdomo of Guatemala and his wife, Wendy Widmann de Berger. They also met with Mayor Raymundo Juarez of Santa Cruz Balanya, visited with market vendors, and toured the Dr. Richard Carroll Municipal Library.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Iximche, Guatemala, where they toured Mayan ruins and attended a cultural performance.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the Real InterContinental Guatemala in Guatemala City. Later, they went to the National Palace where they participated in an arrival ceremony with President Berger and Mrs. Widmann de Berger. Later, he met with President Berger.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the Real InterContinental Guatemala where they met with U.S. Embassy staff and their families.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush went to the National Palace where they had dinner with President Berger and Mrs. Widmann de Berger. Later, they traveled to Merida, Mexico, where, upon arrival, they went to the Hyatt Regency Merida hotel.

March 13

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Temozon Sur, Mexico, where they went to the Hacienda Temozon and toured the facility. He then met with President Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Uxmal, Mexico, where they toured the Uxmal ruins with President Calderon and his wife, Margarita Esther Zavala Gomez del Campo. Later, they returned to the Hyatt Regency Merida.

On March 12, the President declared an emergency in Indiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by record snow and near record snow on February 12-14.

The President declared a major disaster in California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe freeze on January 11-17.

March 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he met with U.S. Embassy staff and their families.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the afternoon.

The President declared a major disaster in Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms on February 23 to March 2.

March 15

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, at the Capitol, the President and Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland attended a Saint Patrick’s Day luncheon hosted by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

The President announced that he has nominated Henry Bonilla to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced that he has nominated Hans G. Klemm to be Ambassador to East Timor-Leste.

The President announced that he has nominated William R. Brownfield to be Ambassador to Colombia.

The President announced that he has nominated Phillip Carter III to be Ambassador to Guinea.

The President announced that he has nominated Stephen W. Porter to be a member of the National Council on the Arts.

The President announced his intention to appoint H. Gary Morse and A.J. Scribante as members of the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council: Fred S. Zeidman (Chair); Miriam Adelson; Tom A. Bernstein; Carol B. Cohen; Joel M. Geiderman; Michael J. Gerson; Zvi Gitelman; and William S. Levine.

March 16

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Camp David, MD.

During the day, the President had separate telephone conversations with King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

Contents:

Related Resources

None available for this document.

Download Options


Title: Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:344-346 345–346. Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=1C33EZPK4N7Z6U9.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:344-346, pp. 345–346. Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=1C33EZPK4N7Z6U9.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:344-346, pp.345–346. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=1C33EZPK4N7Z6U9.