Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002

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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.

November 16

In the morning, the President had intelligence briefings at Camp David, MD.

November 17

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

November 18

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark to discuss the November 21-22 NATO Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, the European Union Summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December, and implementation of the United Nations resolution concerning weapons inspections in Iraq. He then had intelligence and national security briefings.

Later in the morning, in the Oval Office, the President met with Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri of Lebanon to discuss economic issues, including Lebanon’s cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, and peace efforts in the Middle East.

The White House announced the appointment of Barry Jackson as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Senior Advisor.

The White House announced the appointment of Peter Wehner as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives.

The White House announced the appointment of Israel Hernandez as Deputy Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Senior Advisor.

The White House announced the appointment of Adam Goldman as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Public Liaison.

The White House announced the appointment of Julieanne Thomas as Associate Director at the Office of Public Liaison.

The President declared a major disaster in Ohio and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes on November 10.

November 19

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, arriving in the evening.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ellen L. Weintraub to be a member of the Federal Election Commission.

The President announced his intention to appoint Gerald Alan Barnhart as a Commissioner of the U.S. Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The President announced his intention to appoint Harold Craig Manson as a Commissioner of the U.S. Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Official of the U.S. Government).

The President announced his intention to appoint William W. Taylor as Alternate Commissioner of the U.S. Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. November 20

In the morning, the President was greeted by President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic at Prague Castle. Later, at Hrzansky Palace, the President met with Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla of the Czech Republic.

In the afternoon, at the Hilton Prague, the President met with U.S. Embassy personnel. Later, he had separate meetings with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer of Turkey, to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in Iraq, and NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson, to discuss the upcoming NATO Summit.

In the evening, at Prague Castle, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a gift presentation followed by a dinner for NATO leaders.

November 21

During the day, at the Prague Congress Center, the President participated in North Atlantic Council Summit meetings and photo opportunities. He also met with President Jacques Chirac of France.

In the evening, at Prague Castle, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a ballet performance and a dinner with NATO and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) leaders.

November 22

In the morning, at the Prague Congress Center, the President participated in EAPC Summit meetings and photo opportunities. Later, he was joined by Mrs. Bush, and they traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, arriving in the afternoon.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, arriving in the evening.

The President announced his appointment of Grover Whitehurst as Director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education.

The President announced his designation of Eugene Scalia as Acting Solicitor for the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert A. Sturgell to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:2078-2079 Original Sources, accessed May 27, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9DEIPQCGKK2NL3E.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:2078-2079, Original Sources. 27 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9DEIPQCGKK2NL3E.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 22, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:2078-2079. Original Sources, retrieved 27 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9DEIPQCGKK2NL3E.