Below, from the White House……..
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
In the morning, the President will host Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House. The President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Renzi in the Oval Office. The Vice President will also attend. Afterward, the President will hold a press conference with Prime Minister Renzi in the East Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting, and the press conference is open press. Italy is a valued NATO ally and partner on a broad range of global challenges. During their meeting, the President and Prime Minister Renzi will discuss support for Ukraine and continued U.S.-EU unity on pressuring Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to adhere to the Minsk agreements; the situation in Libya; and the need for the international community to continue efforts to counter ISIL and other extremists throughout the Middle East. They will also exchange views on economic developments in Europe, support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, climate change and energy security, and other issues of mutual interest.
In the afternoon, the President will hold a working lunch with Prime Minister Renzi in the Cabinet Room. This working lunch is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President and First Lady will host a poetry reading featuring poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander in celebration of National Poetry Month. This event in the State Dining Room is open to pre-credentialed media.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Radio: Talk Radio
9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT hosts a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Pool Spray at the Top (Final Gather 10:10AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
11:50AM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Renzi hold a press conference
Open Press (Pre-set 9:40AM; Final Gather 11:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:55PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Renzi hold a working lunch
3:50PM THE PRESIDENT delivers opening remarks at a poetry reading featuring poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander; THE FIRST LADY delivers closing remarks
State Dining Room
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (Pre-set 2:00PM; Final Gather 3:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)