Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Bonjour, President Hollande
This morning, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady welcomed French President François Hollande to the White House – the first state visit by a French president in nearly 20 years. Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza is documenting the visit via Instagram, including this morning’s arrival ceremony and activities throughout the day.
Follow along as Pete documents the state visit:
President Obama and President Hollande Visit Monticello
Yesterday, President Obama and French President Hollande visited Monticello, the home of former President Thomas Jefferson, just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
A Day in the Life: Inside the State Dinner for France with the White House Chefs
Tonight, the President and First Lady will host President Hollande for a state dinner that celebrates the best of American cuisine. Ahead of the event, White House Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef Bill Yosses took over the White House Instagram to give a look behind the scenes and inside the kitchen.
Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Get Back to Work
In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called attention to a stubborn legacy of the Great Recession that remains despite the progress we have made in creating new jobs: a historically high number of Americans who are ready and eager to work, but have found themselves among the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
All times are Eastern Time (ET)
9:00 AM: The President, Vice President, and First Lady welcome President Hollande to the White House
10:00 AM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Hollande
11:05 AM: The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Hollande and Official U.S. and Official French Delegations; the Vice President also attends
12:00 PM: The President and President Hollande hold a joint press conference
12:15 PM: The Vice President swears in John Walsh as Senator of Montana
1:15 PM: The Vice President and Secretary of State John Kerry host a lunch in honor of President Hollande WATCH LIVE
2:00 PM: The President meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel
3:30 PM: The President meets with senior advisors
6:55 PM: The President and First Lady welcome President Hollande WATCH LIVE
7:30 PM: The President and First Lady take official photo with President Hollande
8:40 PM: The President and First Lady attend the State Dinner with President Hollande; the President and President Hollande each deliver a toast; the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also attend WATCH LIVE
10:00 PM: The President and First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with President Hollande
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