From: Lee, Carol
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 2:21 PM
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool report #1 - 1/18/16
AF2 was wheels down in Zurich around 11:15am local. VPOTUS, Dr. Biden, Naomi Biden and Howard Krein deplaned and were greeted on the tarmac by:
President Schneider Ammann
Ambassador LeVine and Eric LeVine
Ambassador Dahinden (Swiss Ambassador to US)
VPOTUS motorcaded to a VIP lounge at the airport, arriving at 11:45am. There was a brief pool spray at the top of his meeting with the president (list of participants below). VPOTUS and the president were standing at the far end of a small room. It sounded like VPOTUS was talking about his political start in the Senate. Your pooler could hear him mentioning something about saying he would serve one term and now decades later he's vice president.
The meeting lasted about an hour. Around 12:45pm the motorcade went back to where AF2 was. VPOTUS and his entourage, as well as pool, boarded helicopters. We were wheels up to Davos at 1:02pm.
Wheels down near the Intercontinental in Davos, where VPOTUS is staying, at 1:55pm. VPOTUS and Dr. Biden were greeted by Pauk Smyke, head of North America for the World Economic Forum.
Short motorcade up to the Intercontinental.
Meeting participants in VPOTUS meeting with President Ammann, per VP office:
- Dr. Biden
- Naomi Biden
- Howard Krein
- Ambassador Suzie LeVine
- Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Health and Human Services
- Administrator Gail Smith, USAID
- Colin Kahl
- Sheila Nix
- H.E. Johann Schneider Ammann
- H. E. Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
- Michele Sierro, Personal Advisor to the President
- No? Blancpain, Spokesperson
From: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 11:32 AM
To: Lee, Carol; Steve Clemons
Subject: Monday Davos Pool Chain
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