By Jueseppi B,
White House Schedule – September 19, 2013
In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. This meetings is closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will deliver remarks at a meeting of his Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The meeting will be live-streamed on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live and covered by the pool.
The President will then meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
In the evening, the President will attend a DNC event at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. This event is closed press.
Thursday, September 19 2013 All Times ET
10:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in The Oval office.
11:00 AM: The President delivers remarks at a meeting of his Export Council at The Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
11:35 AM: The President meets with senior advisors in The Oval Office.
2:30 PM: The Vice President meets with Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China at The White House.
4:25 PM: The President attends a DNC event at The Capital Hilton Hotel.
From The HILL:
Vice President Biden is heading to Mexico later Thursday to kick off the first-ever high level economic dialogue between the two nations.
On his third trip to Mexico, Biden will sit down with President Enrique Peña Nieto as part of the launch of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue in Mexico City to improve the economic relationship between the two neighbors.
U.S. and Mexican officials are aiming to continue this period of ramped-up U.S. engagement in Latin America within the new framework by tackling a broad range of issues from the scope of their economic relationship to security and more specific topics such as trade, education, transportation and telecommunications, according to senior administration officials.
“The vice president will be talking about where the economies fit in the global picture,” a senior administration official said on Thursday.
“This is about core interests and elevating global competitiveness.”
Officials could discuss the U.S. spying although President Obama addressed it during the Group of 20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, recently.
As part of the new dialogue, officials from both nations will meet annually at the Cabinet level.
Biden will be accompanied by other administration officials from the Transportation, Commerce and State departments along with the U.S. Trade Representative, which reflect the importance of the meetings, officials said.
The officials said that although the visit is brief, “connections run deep” between the two nations.
The economic relationship between the U.S. and Mexico has grown substantially in the past two decades and these talks come at a time when both nations are further assessing their roles in the global economy, the future of their partnership amid trade talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Two-way trade has quadrupled in recent years to $500 billion and Mexico is the second largest export market and third largest trading partner of the United States.
“There are number of steps both countries need to take to realize the full potential of our partnership,” the officials said.
Obama traveled to Mexico and Costa Rica in May.
A stop in Panama for Biden was postponed because of the conflict in Syria. The trip is expected to be rescheduled soon.