Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005

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 5

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada to discuss their March 23 meeting in Texas and other issues.

March 7

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, on the South Lawn, he and Mrs. Bush welcomed King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush had lunch with the King and Queen of Norway.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Pittsburgh, PA. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had a telephone conversation with President Jacques Chirac of France to discuss the situation in Lebanon.

Later in the afternoon, upon arrival in Pittsburgh, the President met with USA

Freedom Corps volunteer Jennie Roth. Later, at the Providence Family Support Center, he and Mrs. Bush met with participants in the Center’s afterschool program. Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

Also in the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to discuss regional issues including the situation in Lebanon.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic to the White House on March 8.

The President announced his intention to nominate John R. Bolton to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador, and to be U.S. Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations and U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations.

The President announced his intention to nominate Daniel Fried to be Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.

March 8

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in an Oval Office ceremony, he received the annual report of the Boy Scouts of America. He then met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Later in the morning, in the Oval Office, the President met with President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic.

In the afternoon, in an Oval Office ceremony, the President received diplomatic credentials from Ambassadors Flavio Dario Espinal Jacobo of the Dominican Republic, EK Sereywath of Cambodia, Deborah-Mae Lovell of Antigua and Barbuda, Hopelong U. Ipinge of Nambia, Seok-hyun Hong of South Korea, Mohamed Nejib Hachana of Tunisia, and Frank McKenna of Canada.

Later in the afternoon, the President met with Republican Senators to discuss Social Security reform.

The White House announced that the President will welcome King Abdullah II of Jordan to the White House on March 15.

The President declared a major disaster in Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by heavy rains and flooding on January 7-13.

March 9

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan to discuss the situations in North Korea and the Middle East, beef exports, and other issues. He then had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Columbus, OH. Upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Betty Cheney. Later, he participated in a tour of the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Later in the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Ministers of Women’s Affairs Massouda Jalal and Narmin Othman of Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively, who were in Washington, DC, to attend International Women’s Day events.

March 10

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he met with Republican Members of the House of Representatives to discuss Social Security reform.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Louisville, KY, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Monica Hardin.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Montgomery, AL, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Andrew "Woody" Woodcock.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to Memphis, TN, arriving in the evening.

March 11

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Shreveport, LA, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Lindsey Allen.

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will host President ViktorYushchenko of Ukraine at the White House for a meeting and working lunch on April 4.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael D. Griffin to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Charles F. Conner to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Joseph to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Paul D. Clement to be Solicitor General at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kim Wang to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board.

The President announced his designation of the following individuals as members of the Presidential delegation to Israel to attend the Inauguration of the Yad Vashem New Holocaust History Museum on March 15: Michael R. Bloomberg (head of delegation), Elie Wiesel, Daniel Kurtzer, Fred S. Zeidman, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Norma Lerner, and Rabbi Isaac Neuman.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005," Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:422-424 423–424. Original Sources, accessed July 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2CVWJ9JYAIA5DR9.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005." Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:422-424, pp. 423–424. Original Sources. 21 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2CVWJ9JYAIA5DR9.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:422-424, pp.423–424. Original Sources, retrieved 21 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2CVWJ9JYAIA5DR9.