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Obama guidance & press schedule, March 17, 2014: Mahmoud Abbas

President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and then heads to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. to meet with wounded soldiers and their families.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will welcome Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House. The President looks forward to reviewing with President Abbas the progress in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. They will also discuss our continuing effort to work cooperatively to strengthen the institutions that can support the establishment of a Palestinian state. There will be a pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a working lunch with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. This working lunch in the Cabinet Room is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and visit with Wounded Warriors who are being treated at the hospital and their families. This visit is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: The Root

Radio: Sirius XM

EDT

9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:55AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Top (Gather Time 10:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

11:40AM THE PRESIDENT holds a working lunch with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The Cabinet Room

Closed Press

2:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 2:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:05PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bethesda, Maryland

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 1:00PM – Stakeout Location)

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland

Closed Press

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

5:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 4:55PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

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