Monday, June 06, 2011

President Obama's Schedule, June 7, 2011: Chancellor Merkel's Official Visit & State Dinner

President, First Lady host State Dinner in the Rose Garden...

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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June 6, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend.

Later, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel in the Oval Office. There will be a pool stills only spray at the top of the meeting. The President will then hold an expanded bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel and the Official U.S. and Official German Delegations in the Cabinet Room. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, The President will hold a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel in the East Room. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press, however the deadline to request media credentials has passed.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome Chancellor Merkel at the North Portico. This arrival is pooled for TV and correspondents and open to pre-credentialed still photographers. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with Chancellor Merkel on the Grand Staircase. This is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of Chancellor Merkel. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The President and Chancellor Merkel will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner Reception with Chancellor Merkel in the Rose Garden. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

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7:00AM Pool Call Time

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, and DR. BIDEN welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House
South Lawn

Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 7:30AM – Final Gather 8:15AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

Oval Office

Pool Stills Only Spray (Gather Time 10:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel and Official U.S. and Official German Delegations

Cabinet Room

Closed Press

11:35PM THE PRESIDENT and Chancellor Merkel hold a joint press conference

East Room

Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 10:30AM – Final Gather 11:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome Chancellor Merkel
North Portico

Pooled TV & correspondents, Open to pre-credentialed still photographers (Pre-set 5:00PM – Final Gather 5:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)


6:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY take official photo with Chancellor Merkel
Grand Staircase

Pooled Press (Gather Time 6:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner with Chancellor Merkel; THE PRESIDENT and Chancellor Merkel will each deliver a toast
Rose Garden
Pooled Press for toasts by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel (Gather Time 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
**Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**

8:55PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner Reception with Chancellor Merkel; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend

Rose Garden

Pooled Press (Gather Time 8:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
**Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
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