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Obama guidance & press schedule, March 22, 23, 2014: Foreign trip

President Barack Obama departs this weekend for an overseas swing to the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia.

Below, from the White House….

CORRECTED:

Briefing Schedule

There will be no gaggle aboard Air Force One.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2014

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014

On Saturday, the President has no public events scheduled.

On Sunday, the President will depart Washington en route The Netherlands. The President’s departure from the South Lawn is open press.

Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: USA Today

Radio: AURN

Sunday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Wall Street Journal

Radio: CBS

Sunday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Wall Street Journal

Radio: VOA

Saturday, March 22, 2014

EDT

10:00AM Pool Call Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

EDT

10:00AM Pool Call Time

8:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House

The South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 8:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 7:00PM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

Schedule for the Week of March 24, 2014

On Monday, the President will arrive in The Netherlands. In the morning, the President will tour the Rijksmuseum and hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Rutte of The Netherlands. In the afternoon the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China at the United States Ambassador’s residence before arriving at the World Forum to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit. In the evening, the President will attend a G-7 leaders meeting on Ukraine at Catshuis, the official residence of the Prime Minister. Afterwards, he will join His Majesty King Willem-Alexander for dinner at the Royal Palace. The President will remain overnight in The Netherlands.

On Tuesday, the President will visit the World Forum to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit. Afterwards, the President will hold a bilateral press conference with Prime Minister Rutte. In the evening, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, at the United States Ambassador’s residence, and a trilateral meeting with President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. He will then meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Embassy to The Netherlands. The President will then travel to Brussels, Belgium where he will remain overnight.

On Wednesday, the President will visit Flanders Field Cemetery with Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of Belgium and His Majesty King, Philippe. In the afternoon, he will participate in the EU-U.S. Summit at the Council of the European Union. Afterwards, the President will meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Belgium, EU, and NATO before meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at The Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) and then travel to Rome, Italy where he will remain overnight.

On Thursday, the President will visit the Vatican where he will meet with His Holiness Pope Francis followed by a meeting with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Afterwards, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy at the Quirinal Palace. Later, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy at Villa Madama. In the evening, the President will tour the Colosseum and meet with employees and families of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Italy, The Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome.

On Friday, the President will travel from Rome, Italy to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While in Saudi Arabia, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with His Majesty Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The President will remain overnight in Saudi Arabia.

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