Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003

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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.

October 18

In the morning, at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, Japan, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Manila, Philippines, where they greeted U.S. Embassy personnel and members of the American community at the Embassy.

In the afternoon, at the Rizal Monument, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in a wreath-laying ceremony with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines. Later, at Malacanang Palace, he and Mrs. Bush participated in a welcoming ceremony with President Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Jose Miguel Arroyo. The two Presidents then had a meeting.

In the evening, in the Ceremonial Hall at Malacanang Palace, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a state dinner hosted by President Macapagal-Arroyo.

October 19

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Bangkok, Thailand. Later, at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, he met with Prime Minister Thaksin Chinnawat of Thailand.

In the afternoon, the President participated in a review of Thai troops recently returned from Afghanistan. Later, he and Mrs. Bush toured the Grand Palace.

Later in the afternoon, at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, the President met with President Hu Jintao of China.

In the evening, at the Grand Palace, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a state dinner hosted by King Phumiphon Adunyadet and Queen Sirikit of Thailand.

October 20

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, he had a breakfast meeting with President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea. He then met with President Vicente Fox of Mexico.

In the afternoon, at Government House, the President participated in the first session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Retreat. Later, he attended an APEC Business Advisory Council reception.

In the evening, at the Grand Palace, the President and Mrs. Bush and other APEC leaders and their spouses had an audience with King Phumiphon Adunyadet and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Later, the President participated in a photo opportunity with APEC leaders.

Later in the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the APEC leaders’ gala dinner at the Royal Thai Navy Conference Hall and a cultural performance at the Royal Thai Navy Institute.

The President announced his intention to nominate James M. Strock to be a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

October 21

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Old Parliament Building, he participated a photo opportunity with APEC leaders and the second session of the APEC Leaders’ Retreat. In the afternoon, he attended a reception for APEC leaders.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Singapore. In the evening, the President met with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore at the Istana.

The President announced his intention to nominate Edward McPherson to be Under Secretary of Education.

October 22

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Bali, Indonesia, where, at Bali International Airport, he met with President Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia.

In the afternoon, at the airport, the President met with religious leaders. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Canberra, Australia.

The President announced the laureates of the 2002 National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology, which will be presented at a White House ceremony on November 6.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carol Kinsley to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

October 23

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush participated in a courtesy call on Governor-General Michael Jeffery of Australia and Mrs. Jeffery at Australia’s Government House.

Later in the morning, at Australia’s Parliament House, the President met with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Hickam Air Force Base on the island of Oahu, HI, crossing the international date line and arriving Thursday morning, October 23.

Upon arriving at Hickam Air Force Base, the President and Mrs. Bush greeted Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona of Hawaii, U.S. military leaders, and National Park Service volunteer Hilma Chang.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Pearl Harbor, where they participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39) Memorial and met with eight survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Later, aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, the President participated in a briefing by Adm. Thomas Boulton Fargo, USN, combatant commander, U.S. Pacific Command. He then toured the U.S.S. Missouri and greeted veterans and former Missouri crewmembers. Later, he and Mrs. Bush visited second-grade students at Pearl Harbor Elementary school.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Honolulu, HI, where, at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel, he attended a Hawaii Republican Party reception. Later, he met with delegates of 13 Pacific Island nations attending the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush departed for Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate James M. Loy to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and to designate him as Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

October 24

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush arrived in Washington, DC. Later in the day, they traveled to Camp David, MD.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka to the White House on November 4.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the White House on November 5.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Rolandas Paksas of Lithuania to the White House on December 8.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission: Ralph F. Archbold, Wayne A. Budd, John Anderson Fry, Charles R. Gerow, Judith Rodin, and Jeffrey L. Sedgwick.

The President announced his intention to nominate Edward E. Kaufman, Fayza Veronique Boulad Rodman, and Steven J. Simmons to be members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The President announced his designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the commemoration ceremony of the 20th anniversary of the restoration of democracy to Grenada in St. George’s: Otto J. Reich (head of delegation), Marcia Bernicat, Adm. Joseph Metcalf III, Langhorne Anthony Motley, and Ken Tomlinson.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1464-1466 1465–1466. Original Sources, accessed March 2, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=YLPJX7U7WWNJLWS.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1464-1466, pp. 1465–1466. Original Sources. 2 Mar. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=YLPJX7U7WWNJLWS.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 24, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:1464-1466, pp.1465–1466. Original Sources, retrieved 2 March 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=YLPJX7U7WWNJLWS.