Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008

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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.

March 29

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

March 30

In the evening, at Nationals Park, the President and Mrs. Bush visited the Major League Baseball clubhouses of the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves. Later, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch to open the game between the Nationals and the Braves. He and Mrs. Bush then watched the game.

March 31

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, arriving in the evening. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to the Hyatt Regency Kiev.

April 1

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush met with U.S. Embassy staff and their families. They then traveled to the Presidential Secretariat, where they participated in an arrival ceremony with President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine and his wife, Kateryna Mykhailivna Yushchenko.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in a reception with President Yushchenko and Mrs. Yushchenko. During the reception, he met with Yatseniuk Arseniy Petrovych, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, and Viktor Yanukovych, Leader of the Party of Regions of Ukraine.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to the Club of Cabinet Ministers, where he met with Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko of Ukraine. Later, he traveled to the Holodomor Memorial, where he was joined by Mrs. Bush, President Yushchenko, and Mrs. Yushchenko. They all then traveled to St. Sophia’s Cathedral, where they toured the cathedral and attended a musical performance.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Bucharest, Romania, arriving in the evening.

Later in the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in Warsaw, Poland, on April 15: Michael Chertoff (head of delegation); Victor Ashe; Phyllis Heideman; David Mitzner; and Bill Lowenberg.

April 2

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, where, upon arrival at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport, they participated in an arrival ceremony with President Traian Basescu of Romania and his wife, Maria. They then traveled to the Protocol Villas Neptun-Olimp in Neptun, Romania, arriving in the afternoon.

Later in the afternoon, in the Protocol Villas Neptun-Olimp dining room, the President had a working lunch with President Basescu. Later, he and Mrs. Bush returnedto the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Cotroceni Palace, where, in the Union Hall, they participated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit official greeting. He then participated in the North Atlantic Council summit working dinner. Later, he returned to the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

The President announced his intention to nominate Richard E. Hoagland to be Ambassador to Kazakhstan.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey F. Kupfer to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Elanie C. Duke to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Brandon Chad Bungard to be General Counsel for the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

The President announced his intention to nominate John P. Hewko to be Assistant Secretary (Aviation and International Affairs) at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Janice L. Jacobs to be Assistant Secretary (Bureau of Consular Affairs) at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to designate Patrick W. Dunne as Acting Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

April 3

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to the Palace of Parliament.

In the afternoon, in the Rustic Hall of the Palace of Parliament, the President attended the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council summit working lunch. Later, in the Unirii Hall of the Palace of Parliament, he attended the NATO summit meeting on Afghanistan. He then participated in an official photograph with participants of the NATO summit meeting on Afghanistan.

In the evening, the President returned to the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to the Athenaeum, where, in the theater, they attended a NATO cultural event. They then traveled to the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel, where they attended the NATO gala dinner.

Later in the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

The President announced his intention to nominate Bartholomew H. Chilton and Scott O’Malia to be Commissioners on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

April 4

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to the Palace of Parliament, where he attended the NATO- Ukraine Commission summit meeting. He then attended the NATO-Russia Council summit meeting.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Zagreb, Croatia. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had a telephone conversation with President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki of South Africa to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe. They then traveled to the Westin Zagreb hotel.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to the Office of the President, where they participated in an arrival ceremony with President Stjepan Mesic of Croatia and his wife, Milka. He then met with President Mesic. Later they returned to the Westin Zagreb hotel.

The President announced that he has named Patrick S. Aylward as Special Assistant to the President and Director, Office of the Chief of Staff.

The President announced that he has named Amy L. Farrell as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council.

The President announced that he has named John S. Roberts as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:477-478 478–479. Original Sources, accessed July 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZDVMA159BP7HAI.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:477-478, pp. 478–479. Original Sources. 21 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZDVMA159BP7HAI.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 4, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:477-478, pp.478–479. Original Sources, retrieved 21 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PZDVMA159BP7HAI.