Obama guidance, press schedule April 17, 2015. Itay PM Prime Minister Renzi, Poet Elizabeth Alexander

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Below, from the White House……..

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 16, 2014

DAILYGUIDANCEAND 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

Print: McClatchy

Radio: Talk Radio

EDT

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

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Top (Final Gather10:10AM– Brady Press Briefing Room)

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Renzi hold a press conference

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set9:40AM; Final Gather11:30AM– North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:55PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Renzi hold a working lunch

Cabinet Room

Closed Press

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-set2:00PM; Final Gather3:35PM– North Doors of the Palm Room)

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