Obama guidance, press schedule, April 14, 2015. Iraq PM Haider Al-Abadi, Gospel tribute

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Below, from the White House……


Office of the Press Secretary


April 13, 2015



In the morning, the President will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. The Prime Minister’s visit underscores the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq and the strong U.S. commitment to political and military cooperation with Iraq in the joint fight against ISIL. The President and Prime Minister will discuss a range of issues, including continued U.S. support to Iraq to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, the Government of Iraq’s actions to address the needs of the Iraqi people and to strengthen cooperation between all communities in Iraq, and advancing a broad U.S.-Iraqi partnership through expanded political, commercial, and cultural relations under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series; the Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The event will pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition and the important artists and repertoire that have marked its vibrant history. The President’s remarks will be pooled press, and the entire event will be streamed live atWhiteHouse.gov/live.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: The Hill

Radio: NPR


9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:25AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Bottom (Final Gather 11:25AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

7:25PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host “In Performance at the White House”; THE VICE PRESIDENT and Dr. Biden will also attend

East Room

Pooled Press (Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest



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