@USAinUK: President Obama will be the 1st sitting U.S. President to visit Wales when he arrives for #NATOSummitUK
The President will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to deliver remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park
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The President will travel to the Republic of Estonia where he will remain overnight in Tallinn
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The President will meet with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Estonia. He will then visit the Kadriorg Palace to participate in the official arrival ceremony, where he will be greeted by President Ilves of Estonia.
Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting while at the Palace.
In the afternoon, he will visit the Bank of Estonia to participate in a joint press conference with President Ilves.
Following the press conference, the President will visit the Stenbok House to meet with Prime Minister Roivas.
Later, he will visit the Kadriorg Art Museum to meet with the three Baltic presidents – President Ilves, President Berzins of Latvia, and President Grybauskaite of Lithuania.
In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Nordea Concert Hall to students, young professionals, and civil society and political leaders.
Following his speech, the President will deliver remarks to U.S. and Estonian troops at the Tallinn Airport Hangar.
Later in the evening, he will travel to Newport, Wales, where he will remain overnight.
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The President will take an official family photo with leaders attending the NATO Summit at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.
He will then join NATO leaders for the first session on Afghanistan, followed by a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
The President will attend a working dinner on security challenges at historic Cardiff castle and will remain overnight in Wales.
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The President will view a fly-over ceremony and then attend two more working sessions on the Future NATO and the Transatlantic Bond.
In the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference and then depart Wales en route Washington, DC.
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Ten Things You Need To Know About Wales
1 It has a village with the longest place name in Europe – and the second longest official place name in the world (FURST1!1! goes to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu in New Zealand).
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch translates as “The church of St Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave”.
But if you ever have to send a letter to someone in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, don’t worry – just do what the locals do: call it Llanfair PG
2 It has the greatest national anthem on planet earth
3 One of the best things about Wales is that it’s so close to Ireland 😎
4 Only one in five Welsh people can speak their native language – and when you watch this video, you’ll understand why. It’s impossible.
Eg, If you want to say “please speak more slowly” to a Welsh person: “Siaradwch yn arafach, os gwelwch yn dda.”
Fortunately for President Obama, ‘Hello” is “Helô“.
5 Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Ireland would have that record if they hadn’t burnt down half of them after the English left.
6 There are four times more sheep in Wales than humans.
7 Hannibal Lecter comes from Wales. Well, Anthony Hopkins does.
8 Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde (1512-1558) invented the equal sign. If you knew that already, you should be ashamed.
9 Mount Everest was named after Welsh man Sir George Everest who was Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843, so he’d have known a young Amk.
10 The Welsh adore rugby (kind of American Football without the pads) – but people are often quite rude about their other favorite things.
Bore da! (Good moooooorning!)