The Presidential Planner

May 19, 2011 7:49am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:   ‪President Obama will start his day at the White House receiving his regular rounds of morning briefings.

The president then deliver a speech “on the events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy in the region”, at the State Department.

‪“The president looks forward to giving this speech and sees it as an opportunity to sort of step back,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “and assess what we've all witnessed, the historic change we've seen; and to talk about how he views it, the change we've seen, as a moment of opportunity and an opportunity for us to explain to the world what our values are and the values and the principles that we bring to the region as we decide what policies this administration, this country should pursue to support that change, to support the democratic aspirations of the people in the region.”

‪The president will talk specifically about ways that the United States can “best support” positive change.

More on the economic reforms the president will call for in Egypt and Tunisia here.

‪In the afternoon, the President will be interviewed by BBC in the Diplomatic Room following his speech. Mr. Obama will then meet privately with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner in the Oval Office.

‪In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Women’s Leadership Forum at the Grand Hyatt and at a DNC fundraising event at a private residence in Washington, DC.

‪-Sunlen Miller

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