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Obama guidance, press schedule May 13, 2016. Nordic Summit

President Barack Obama speaks at the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2016. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 2016

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

In the morning, the President and First Lady will welcome His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland; Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; and His Excellency Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland, to the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit. The President, His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, and Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, will deliver opening remarks. The arrival ceremony in the Grand Foyer is pooled press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a multilateral meeting with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. The President and His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden will deliver remarks. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the State Dining Room.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland 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 an official photo with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland in the State Dining Room. This photo is pooled press.

Later in the evening, the President and First Lady will host a State Dinner on the South Lawn. The President, His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen; Prime Minister of Denmark; and His Excellency Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland, will deliver toasts. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the toasts and the dinner’s entertainment on the South Lawn.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Hearst

Radio: FOX

EDT

7:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

Grand Foyer

Pooled Press (Pre-Set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT holds a multilateral meeting with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

State Dining Room

Pool Spray at the Bottom (Gather 11:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

North Portico

Pooled for TV, Open to Pre-Credentialed Stills and Correspondents (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 the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

State Dining Room

Pooled Press (Gather Time 7:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a State Dinner for the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend

South Lawn

Pooled Press for Toasts and Entertainment (Gather Time 8:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

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

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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