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Obama guidance, press schedule, March 24, 2015. Afghan President Ghani

Below, from the White House….

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23, 2015

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

In the morning, the President will host Afghan President Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, and key members of their unity government at the White House. The President will hold an expanded bilateral meeting followed by a restricted bilateral meeting; the Vice President will also attend. The expanded bilateral meeting in the Cabinet Room is closed press and there will be a pool spray at the top of the restricted bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. The two presidents will discuss a range of issues including security, economic development, and U.S. support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process. This marks the first meeting between the two presidents at the White House following the 2014 presidential election, which produced the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan’s history. These meetings will be followed by a working lunch in the Old Family Dining Room; the Vice President will also attend. The working lunch is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a joint press conference with President Ghani in the East Room. This event is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Talking Points Memo

Radio: SRN

EDT

9:30AM          In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:45AM        THE PRESIDENT and Afghan President Ghani hold an expanded bilateral meeting; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

                        Cabinet Room

                        Closed Press

11:50AM        THE PRESIDENT and Afghan President Ghani hold a restricted bilateral meeting; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

                        Oval Office

                        Pool Spray at the Top (Final Gather 11:30AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

1:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and President Ghani hold a working lunch; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

Old Family Dining Room

                        Closed Press

2:20PM           THE PRESIDENT and President Ghani hold a press conference

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 12:30PM; Final Gather 1:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:45PM           THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Kerry; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

Oval Office

Closed Press

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