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Obama guidance & press schedule May 5, 2014: Cinco de Mayo party

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama marks Cinco de Mayo on Monday with an afternoon reception at the White House while earlier in the day he meets with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.

Below, from the White House…


Office of the Press Secretary


May 4, 2014


MONDAY, MAY 5, 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 host President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti for a bilateral meeting at the White House. President Guelleh’s visit underscores the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and Djibouti, including the important role Djibouti plays in preventing conflict, promoting regional stability, and countering extremism as host to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier. The President looks forward to discussing a range of issues of mutual interest with President Guelleh, including security and counterterrorism, development, trade, and energy cooperation. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the evening, the President will host a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: BNA

Radio: AURN


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 holds a bilateral meeting with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti

Oval Office

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

5:50PM THE PRESIDENT hosts a Cinco de Mayo reception

Rose Garden

Pooled Press (Pre-set 4:00PM – Final Gather 5:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney