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Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 25, 2015. China President Xi press conference, state dinner

Below, from the White House…..

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2015

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan to the White House for an official State Visit. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a restricted bilateral meeting with President Xi in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Afterward, the President will hold an expanded bilateral meeting with President Xi in the Cabinet Room; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a joint press conference with President Xi in the Rose Garden. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at an Armed Forces Full Honors Retirement Ceremony in honor of General Martin Dempsey. The President’s remarks at Fort Myer are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan at the North Portico. This arrival is open to pre-credentialed media. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan on the Grand Staircase. The photo is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of President Xi in the East Room. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend. The President and President Xi will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner reception with President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan in the State Dining Room. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Wall Street Journal

Radio: FOX

EDT

7:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN welcome President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan to the White House

South Lawn

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds a restricted bilateral meeting with President Xi; THE VICE PRESIDENT will also attend

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Top (Gather Time 9:50AM – Rose Garden)

11:05AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Xi; THE VICE PRESIDENT will also attend

Cabinet Room

Pool Spray at the Top (Gather Time 10:45AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and President Xi hold a joint press conference

Rose Garden

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (Pre-set 11:00AM; Final Gather 11:40AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

Fort Myer, Virginia

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 1:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan

North Portico

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (Pre-set 5:30PM; Final Gather 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY take an official photo with President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan

Grand Staircase

Pooled Press (Gather Time 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:40PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner with President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan; THE PRESIDENT and President Xi each deliver a toast; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. JILL BIDEN also attend

East Room

Pooled Press for Toasts by President Obama and President Xi (Gather Time 8:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

**Travel pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**

10:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner Reception with President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan

State Dining Room

Pooled Press (Gather Time 9:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

**Travel pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**

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