WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Friday meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the two leaders hold a joint press conference in the morning.
Below, from the White House…
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will welcome Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel to the White House. The President will hold a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting. In their meeting, the President and Chancellor Merkel will discuss promoting economic growth, supporting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperating within NATO, supporting democracy in Europe’s east, and meeting shared security and economic challenges around the globe.
Later in the morning, the President will hold a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel in the Rose Garden. The press conference is open press.
In the afternoon, the President will hold a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel in the Cabinet Room; the Vice President will also attend. The working lunch is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) business and faith leaders to discuss commonsense immigration reform in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of this meeting.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post
9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
9:55AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Pool Spray at the Top (Gather Time 9:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
11:40AM THE PRESIDENT and Chancellor Merkel hold a joint press conference
Open Press (Pre-set 10:30AM – Final Gather 11:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:45PM THE PRESIDENT holds a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel and Official U.S. and Official German Delegations; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
3:50PM THE PRESIDENT meets with AAPI Business and Faith Leaders to discuss Commonsense Immigration Reform
Stills Only Pool Spray at the Top (Final Gather 3:35 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)