Obama schedule for Costa Rica visit is set

April 26, 2013

In addition to his participation in the summit of presidents of the Central American Integration System (SICA) on May 3, U.S. President Barack Obama will join Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla in an event on Saturday with businessmen from the region, organized by the INCAE Business School and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Communications Minister Francisco Chacón said that Obama and the Central American presidents will arrive in the country on the afternoon of May 3. The Air Force One will land at 2:05 pm.

Chinchilla and members of her Cabinet will then hold a bilateral meeting with the U.S. delegation at the Foreign Ministry, known as the Casa Amarilla, in downtown San José at 3 pm. They will then hold a press conference.

The SICA summit will take place in the late afternoon at the Culture Ministry (CENAC). The presidents will then meet for a working dinner.

Friday will be a day off for public employees in seven cantons in three provinces, as Transit Police will block off many routes that the presidents will use to attend the various events.

In Alajuela, public workers will have a day off in the Central canton, and in Heredia in the canton of Belén. In the capital, the day off applies for bureaucrats at public offices in the Central, Escazú (west), Montes de Oca (east), Goicoechea (north) and Curridabat (east) cantons.

Chacón said it is still unknown whether a delegation of businessmen or commerce authorities of his Cabinet will accompany Obama.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
784 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
784 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

In this week's episode of the Weekly Digest, a wrap-up of last week's heavy rains, plus more news from around…

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials
Guatemala
850 views
Guatemala
850 views

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

AFP - October 15, 2018

The most recent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's…

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’
Pic of the Day
1277 views
Pic of the Day
1277 views

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is famously exempt from many of the typical weather patterns in the rest of the country.…