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Foreign Dignitaries

Foreign Dignitaries

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O
FFICE OF THE
C
HIEF OF
P
ROTOCOL
 U
NITED
S
TATES OF
A
MERICA
 
SUMMARY GUIDETOWORKING WITH FOREIGN DIGNITARIES2007
 
Office of the Chief of ProtocolSummary Guide to Working with Foreign Officials
 2007 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. IntroductionII.
 
The Office of the Chief of ProtocolIII. Hosting Foreign Dignitaries What You Need to KnowA. Reaching out to the Visitor
 
Port Courtesies
 
Security
 
Motorcade and Vehicles for the Dignitary and Delegation
 
Schedules
 
Greeters
 
Hotel AccommodationsB. Essential Information Regarding Delegation
 
Forms of Address and Introduction
 
Dietary Restrictions
 
Delegation Information
 
Interpretation/English Language Capability
 
Press
 
Gifts
 
Spouse Program
 
Local Attractions
 
Thank You LettersC. Ceremonials/Receptions
 
United States Precedence List
 
Flag Display
 
Sample Invitation and Sample Menu
 
Suggested Fonts for Invitations, Menus, and Place Cards
 
Seating and Table Diagrams
 
Receiving Lines
 
Event PlanningD. Useful Protocol Information
 
Leading Official Delegations OverseasIV.
 
Contact Info
 
Office of the Chief of ProtocolSummary Guide to Working with Foreign Officials
 2007 
 
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THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF PROTOCOL
T
he Office of the Chief of Protocol recognizes the work you do with foreign governments anddignitaries visiting the United States and the efforts you put forth to foster and further diplomaticrelations. In accordance with our desire to provide consistent levels of professionalism and openness toall foreign visitors, we thought it would be beneficial to share some operations and ideas we haveimplemented to sustain such goals. We are aware you may already know and follow many of thesesuggestions, but we hope this pamphlet will serve as a guide and answer some questions you may haveto benefit you and the visits of foreign government leaders.Under the direction of the Chief of Protocol, the office is responsible for activities including theplanning, hosting, and officiating of ceremonial events for visiting heads of state, as well as coordinatinglogistics for the visits; managing Blair House, the President's guesthouse; and overseeing all protocolmatters for Presidential and Vice Presidential travel abroad.There are 5 sections in the Office of the Chief of Protocol: Visits, Ceremonials, Blair House, DiplomaticAffairs and Management.
V
ISITS
 
 
Plan and execute detailed programs for Chiefs of State and Heads of Government meetingwith the President, Vice President or Secretary of State
 
Coordinate foreign media
 
Arrange arrivals of visiting dignitaries to the United States

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