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Obama guidance, press schedule, Sept. 3, 4, 2016 G20 China summit

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2, 2016

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, the President will arrive in Hangzhou, China. The arrival at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport will be open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting at the JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou is closed press.

Afterward, the President will deliver remarks at a climate event at the West Lake State House. The President’s remarks will be pooled press.

In the evening, the President will participate in expanded and restricted bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. There will be a pool spray at the top of the expanded meeting, and the restricted meeting will be closed press.

Later in the evening, the President will attend a dinner with President Xi. This dinner will be closed press.

The President will remain overnight in Hangzhou, China.

On Sunday morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom. Afterward, the leaders will deliver statements. The meeting will be closed press, and there will be pool coverage of the statements.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a G20 family photo. Afterward, the President will participate in the opening ceremony for the G20 summit. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival to the summit and the photo and limited pool coverage the opening ceremony. Later in the afternoon, the President will attend G20 session one. This meeting will be closed press.

In the evening, the President will participate in a G20 family photo and attend a G20 welcome dinner. There will be limited pool coverage of the photo, and the dinner will be closed press. Afterward, the President will attend a gala performance for G20 leaders. This performance will be closed press.

The President will remain overnight in China.

Saturday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Washington Post

Sunday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: AFP

Saturday, September 3, 2016

CST

2:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:45PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a meet and greet with Embassy staff and families

JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

5:25PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a climate event

West Lake State House, Hangzhou, China

Pooled Press

6:50PM THE PRESIDENT participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Xi

West Lake State House, Hangzhou, China

Pool Spray at the Top

7:30PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with President Xi

West Lake State House, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

8:45PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a dinner with President Xi

West Lake State House, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

Sunday, September 4, 2016

CST

10:20AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

JW Marriott Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

11:20AM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

JW Marriott Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Pool Coverage

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a G20 family photo

Hangzhou International Expo, Hangzhou, China

Pre-Set Pool Coverage

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT participates in the G20 opening ceremony

Hangzhou International Expo, Hangzhou, China

Limited Pool Coverage

3:40PM THE PRESIDENT attends G20 session one

Hangzhou International Expo, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

6:50PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a G20 family photo

Xizi Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Limited Pool Coverage

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT attends a G20 welcome dinner

Xizi Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

9:15PM THE PRESIDENT attends a G20 gala performance

West Lake, Hangzhou, China

Closed Press

Schedule for the Week of September 5, 2016

On Monday, the President will attend G20 sessions and a G20 working lunch before participating in the closing ceremony for the G20 summit. Afterward, the President will hold a press conference before departing China en route Vientiane, Laos. The President will remain overnight in Laos.

On Tuesday, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Bounnhang Vorachith of Laos and attend an official state luncheon. In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks. Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. The President will remain overnight in Laos.

On Wednesday, the President will tour the COPE Visitor Centre, where he will deliver remarks. Afterward, the President will travel to Luang Prabang, Laos, where he will tour Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple and participate in a YSEALI town hall. The President will then return to Vientiane. In the evening, the President will attend an ASEAN gala dinner. The President will remain overnight in Laos.

On Thursday, the President will attend a U.S.-ASEAN meeting. Afterward, the President will participate in an EAS family photo then attend the EAS summit. In the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference before departing Laos en route Yokota, Japan and Anchorage, Alaska on the way back to Washington, DC.

On Friday, the President will return to Washington, DC.

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