By Jueseppi B.
Weekly Wrap Up: POTUS Meets a Robot, and More
This week, more than 30,000 guests stopped by the South Lawn for the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll; the President traveled to Japan and Korea for his fifth trip to Asia during his time in office; the First Lady and Dr. Biden announced that over half a million veterans and military spouses have been hired through Joining Forces; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week’s wrap up.
Sports were played, books were read, and eggs were rolled on Monday as the President and the First Lady welcomed more than 30,000 guests to the South Lawn of the White House for the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll.
See more from the Easter Egg Roll, and make sure to check out President Obama’s inspired reading of “Where the Wild Things Are.”
While visiting Japan earlier this week, President Obama visited the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to check out the latest and greatest in technology. Always ready to show off how he moves, the President kicked the ball around with a new friend.
On top of the more than half a million veterans and military spouses hired, FLOTUS and Dr. Biden announced a brand new online tool to help service members and veterans find new careers.
Vice President Biden traveled to Ukraine earlier this week for meetings with government leaders and to speak at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
“I came here to Kyiv, to let you know…that the United States stands with you,” said the Vice President at the Embassy.
In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, administration officials traveled around the country to spread the President’s message: It’s time to act on climate.
As always, to see even more of this week’s events, watch the latest episode of West Wing Week below:
The Republic Of South Korea
U S President Barack Obama Visits South Korea Amid Ferry Disaster
Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath
Published on Apr 24, 2014
President Obama visited the National Korean War Memorial in Seoul. He conducted a naturalization ceremony and laid a memorial wreath.
Obama Honors South Korean Ferry Victims
Published on Apr 25, 2014
President Obama asked to share in a moment of silence to honor the victims of the sunken South Korean ferry during an overseas state visit to the Blue House.
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace
Published on Apr 25, 2014
President Obama continues his state visit across Asia by visiting historical sites in Seoul, South Korea.
Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul
Published on Apr 24, 2014
President Obama continued his four country state visit across Asia by visiting the National War Memorial in Seoul, South Korea. He also led a naturalization ceremony for military service members and their spouses.
President Obama Speaks on the Return of Historic Korean Seals
Published on Apr 25, 2014
President Obama joins President Park to deliver brief remarks on the return of cultural artifacts to the Republic of Korea. April 25, 2014.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
- In the morning, President Obama participates in a roundtable meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy
- Later, the President participates in a Combined Forces Command Briefing at Yongsan Garrison and delivers remarks
- In the afternoon, the President travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- President Obama participates in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square
- Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner and delivers remarks at Istana Negara
Sunday, April 27, 2014
- In the morning, President Obama greets members of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia
- Later, the President visits the National Mosque of Malaysia
- President Obama meets with Prime Minister Najib Razak at Perdana Putra
- In the afternoon, President Obama attends a working lunch with Prime Minister Najib Razak
- The President delivers remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center
- Later, the President participates in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at the University of Malaysia
Monday, April 28, 2014
- The President travels to Manila, Philippines, and participates in an arrival ceremony at Malacanang Palace
- Later that afternoon, President Obama meets with President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines
- President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Aquino
- The President greets members of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines
- Later that evening, the President attends a State Dinner with President Aquino at Malacanang Palace
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
- In the morning, President Obama delivers remarks at Fort Bonafacio
- Later that morning, the President participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery
- The President travels back to Washington, D.C.
On Saturday morning, the President will participate in a round table meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy. Following the round table, the President will travel to Yongsan Garrison. Here, he will be briefed by U.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command officers and deliver remarks and visit with troops and their families to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the evening, he will join King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia for the State dinner at the Istana Negara Palace. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.
On Sunday, the President will visit the National Mosque of Malaysia. Following his visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting and working lunch followed by a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will take part in an event at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. In the evening, the President will travel to Malaya University to participate in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.
On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno Aquino. Later that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.
On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.
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