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Obama guidance, press schedule Nov. 24, 2015. French President Hollande, Medal of Freedom

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 23, 2015

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

In the morning, the President will host President Francois Hollande of France for a bilateral meeting in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris of November 13. This visit will underscore the friendship and solidarity between the United States and France, our oldest ally. President Obama and President Hollande will consult and coordinate our efforts to assist France’s investigation into these attacks, discuss further cooperation as part of the 65-member counter-ISIL coalition, and reiterate our shared determination to confront the scourge of terrorism. The Vice President will also participate. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting in the Oval Office.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a joint press conference with President Francois Hollande of France. The Vice President will also attend. This press conference in the East Room is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will award seventeen recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The First Lady will also attend. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. This event in the East Room is open press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: NY Daily News

Radio: VOA

EST

9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Francois Hollande of France; THE VICE PRESIDENT also participates

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Top (Final Gather 10:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT holds a joint press conference with President Francois Hollande of France; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

East Room

Open Press (Pre-Set 10:35AM; Final Gather 11:05AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom; THE FIRST LADY also attends

East Room

Open Press (Pre-Set 2:15PM; Final Gather 4:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

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