Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007

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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.

April 21

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

April 23

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Later, he had an intelligence briefing. Then, in the Situation Room, he participated in a briefing by Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA, commanding general, Multi-National Force—Iraq.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson to discuss the findings of the Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes.

April 24

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to New York City, where, upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Charles "Chick" Lemonick.

Later in the afternoon, the President toured Harlem Village Academy Charter School and met with students, parents, and teachers to discuss charter schools. Later, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, he participated in an interview with Charlie Rose of PBS’s "Charlie Rose." He then met with Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.

In the evening, at a private residence, the President attended a Republican National Committee dinner. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden to the White House on May 15.

The White House announced that the President and Mrs. Bush will travel to Heiligendamm, Germany, to attend the G-8 Summit on June 6-8. Prior to the Summit, the President will visit Prague, Czech Republic, on June 5 for meetings with President Vaclav Klaus and Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek of the Czech Republic. Following the G-8, the President will travel to Jurata, Poland, on June 8 for a meeting with President Lech Kaczynski of Poland. On June 9, he will visit the Vatican for his first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, and Rome, Italy, for meetings with President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Romano Prodi of Italy. The President will then proceed to Tirana, Albania, on June 10 to meetwith President Alfred Moisiu and Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania, before concluding his trip in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he will meet on June 11 with President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev of Bulgaria.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the funeral service of former President Boris Yeltsin of Russia on April 25: George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton (heads of delegation); and William Joseph Burns.

The President declared a major disaster in New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and inland and coastal flooding on April 14-18.

April 25

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in Room 350 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Conference.

The White House announced that the President will host President Alvaro Uribe Velez of Colombia at the White House on May 2.

The President announced his intention to nominate James R. Keith to be Ambassador to Malaysia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Nancy J. Powell to be Ambassador to Nepal.

The President announced his intention to nominate Stephen A. Seche to be Ambassador to Yemen.

The President announced his intention to nominate James K. Glassman to be a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and, upon appointment, to nominate him to be Chairman.

The President announced his intention to appoint William Hogarth as a U.S. Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Government Representative).

The President announced his intention to appoint Todd T. Semonite as the Federal member of the Delaware River Basin Commission (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania), and as the Federal member of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania).

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations: Jennifer Dunn; Terry D. Growcock; Herbert Fisk Johnson; James W. Owens; Sidney Taurel; and William Gerald Walter.

The President declared a major disaster in Maine and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and inland and coastal flooding beginning on April 15 and continuing.

April 26

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he and Mrs. Bush participated in a photo opportunity with the 2007 National and State Teachers of the Year.

In the evening, at Blair House, the President and Mrs. Bush visited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and his wife, Akie Abe. Later, in the Yellow Oval Room, they hosted a dinner for Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Ali Abdallah Salih of Yemen to the White House on May 2.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House on May 4.

The President declared a major disaster in New Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and inland and coastal flooding on April 14-20.

April 27

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Camp David, MD, where he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. He then met with Prime Minister Abe.

Later in the morning, the President had lunch with Prime Minister Abe.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 3-5: Dirk Kempthorne (head of delegation); Robert D. McCallum, Jr.; and Rear Adm. James D. Kelly.

The President declared a major disaster in New Hampshire and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on April 15 and continuing.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:537-539 538–539. Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIYQ8AHIA39AS95.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:537-539, pp. 538–539. Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIYQ8AHIA39AS95.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:537-539, pp.538–539. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PIYQ8AHIA39AS95.