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Obama guidance & press schedule, March 26, 2014: Belgium, Rome

President Barack Obama is in Belgium on Wednesday, visiting the Flanders Field Cemetery and participating in meetings with the U.S. European Union and NATO partners as part of the EU-U.S. Summit. Later in the day he flies to Rome, where on Thursday Obama has an audience with Pope Francis.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

In the morning, the President will visit Flanders Field Cemetery with Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of Belgium and His Majesty King Phillipe to participate in a wreath laying and tour the grounds. There will be pool coverage of the wreath laying and tour.

Following the tour, the President, Prime Minister Di Rupo and His Majesty King Phillipe will deliver statements at Flanders Field Cemetery. There will be pool coverage of their statements.

In the afternoon, the President will arrive at the Council of the European Union to participate in the EU-U.S. Summit. On arrival, the President will be greeted by European Union President Barroso and President Van Rompuy. There will be expanded pool coverage of the President’s arrival and greet.

Afterward, the President will participate in the EU-U.S. working lunch. There will be a pool spray at the top of the lunch. Following the lunch, the President will participate in a press conference at the Council of the E.U. The press conference is open press.

Later in the afternoon, 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. The President’s meeting with embassy personnel is closed press and there will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting with NATO Secretary General Rasmussen.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Palais Des Beaux Arts (BOZAR). The President’s remarks are open press. Following his remarks, the President will depart Brussels, Belgium en route Rome, Italy. The President’s departure from Brussels National Airport and arrival at the Fiumicino Airport are open press.

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Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

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Print: NYT

CET

10:40AM THE PRESIDENT participates in a wreath laying

Flanders Field Cemetery

Travel Pool Coverage

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT tours Flanders Field Cemetery

Flanders Field Cemetery

Travel Pool Coverage

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

Flanders Field Cemetery

Travel Pool Coverage

12:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives to the Council of the European Union to participate in the EU-U.S. Summit

Council of the European Union

Expanded Pool Coverage

12:45PM THE PRESIDENT participates in the EU-U.S. working lunch

Council of the European Union

Pool Spray at the top

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a press conference

Council of the European Union

Open Press

4:10PM THE PRESIDENT meets and greets with Embassy personnel

The Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Closed Press

4:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with NATO Secretary General Rasmussen

The Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Travel Pool Spray at the Bottom

5:45PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

Palais Des Beaux Arts (BOZAR)

Open Press

6:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs Brussels en route Rome, Italy

Brussels National Airport, Brussels, Belgium

Open Press

8:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Rome, Italy

Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy

Open Press

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