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23
May
16

Early Bird Chat

Arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam (by Pete Souza)

22
May
16

The Week Ahead

On This Day: President Barack Obama consoles a woman at the Joplin Community Memorial Service at Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Mo., May 29, 2011. The President delivered remarks during the service for those impacted by the deadly tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Monday

In the morning, the President will arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam. While in Hanoi, he will participate in an arrival ceremony and take an official photo with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam at the Presidential Palace.

Afterward, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Quang.

Following this meeting, the President will meet with the chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Afterward, the President will participate in a press conference with President Quang and attend the state luncheon.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam.

In the evening, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The President will remain overnight in Hanoi.

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Tuesday

The President will meet with Embassy personnel and families.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with members of civil society.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on U.S.-Vietnam relations at the National Convention Center.

Following his remarks, the President will depart Hanoi en route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

While in Ho Chi Minh City, the President will tour the Jade Pagoda.

Following this visit, he will tour the DreamPlex Coworking Space and deliver remarks at an event focused on entrepreneurship and opportunity for the Vietnamese people.

The President will remain overnight in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Wednesday

The President will meet with U.S. consulate staff and family members.

Afterward, the President will participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Vietnam en route Ise-Shima, Japan, where he will remain overnight.

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Thursday

The President will visit the Ise-Jingu Shrine.

In the afternoon, he will attend meetings at the G-7 summit.

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Friday

The President will attend a G-7 meetings on energy, climate and the prosperity of Asia.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a family photo with outreach guests and attend a working lunch on development issues.

Later in the afternoon, the President will depart Tokoname en route Hiroshima, Japan.

While in Hiroshima, the President will deliver remarks and participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

The President will also meet with service members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakune, Japan.

In the evening, the President will depart Hiroshima, Japan en route Washington, DC.

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On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a concert honoring singer-songwriter Carole King in the East Room of the White House, May 22, 2013. President Obama presented King with the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during the event, which was part of the “In Performance at the White House” series. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

21
May
16

Early Bird Chat

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Today

The President departs Washington, DC en route Hanoi, Vietnam.

20
May
16

Chat Away

On This Day: President Barack Obama stretches in the afternoon sun after moving a meeting with his senior advisors outdoors into the Rose Garden on a warm spring day, May 20, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

20
May
16

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama and student performers react to seeing President Barack Obama as he drops by the White House Talent Show, hosted with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in the East Room of the White House, May 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

The President has no public events scheduled

19
May
16

Early Bird Chat

On This Day – Pete Souza: “The President was leaving the State Floor after an event and found Sasha in the elevator ready to head upstairs to the private residence. He decided to ride upstairs with her before returning to the Oval Office.” May 19, 2009.

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Today

2:30 EDT: The President awards the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation, East Room

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On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in the Map Room of the White House, before welcoming President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and his wife, Mrs. Margarita Zavala, to the White House, May 19, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome President Felipe Calderon of Mexico and his wife Margarita Zavala to the White House for an official State Dinner, May 19, 2010

18
May
16

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama hands a diploma to a graduating senior during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High commencement ceremony, at the Howard C. Gentry Complex in Nashville, Tenn., May 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Today

3:50 EDT: The President participates in a DNC fundraiser

17
May
16

Early Bird Chat

President Obama greets the family of FBI Special Agent Tyler Call in the Blue Room of the White House. Special Agent Call was one of 13 recipients of the Medal of Valor yesterday. (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today

The President has no public events scheduled

16
May
16

The President awards the Medal of Valor

11:35 AM: The President awards the Medal of Valor to thirteen public safety officers during a ceremony in the East Room (see here)

16
May
16

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan., May 16, 2014. Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation and Education, leads the tour. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Today

11:35 AM: The President awards the Medal of Valor to thirteen public safety officers during a ceremony in the East Room (see here)




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