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Updated Nov. 24 guidance. Arrival ceremony for Indian PM now indoors, not South Lawn

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WASHINGTON--Plans for an elaborate outdoor arrival ceremony for Indian Prime Minister Singh on Tuesday on the South Lawn were scuttled because of poor weather. Instead, the ceremony will be in the East Room of the White House.

Due to bad weather, this morning's arrival ceremony has been moved to the East Room. It is expanded pool press.

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome Prime Minister Singh of India and Mrs. Kaur to the White House
East Room
Expanded Pool Press (Pre-set 7:45AM - Final Gather 8:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Singh hold joint press conference
East Room
Open Press - all riser positions have been allocated (Pre-set 10:00AM - Final Gather 11:00AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Singh of India and Mrs. Kaur to the White House. The arrival ceremony will be held on the South Lawn. This is open press and will be live streamed on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.

The President and the Prime Minister will then hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. They will then hold an expanded bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

President Obama and Prime Minister Singh will then hold a joint news conference in the East Room. This event is open press, but all riser positions have been allocated. It will be live streamed on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.

In the afternoon, the President will hold separate meetings with his senior advisors, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Secretary of Defense Gates and the Vice President in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will greet Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur on their arrival for the State Dinner. The arrival at the North Portico is pooled for television and open to correspondents and still photographers. The President and First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur on the South Lawn. The toasts by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh at the dinner are pooled press and will be live streamed on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.


In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Politico
Radio: NPR
Travel Photo: New York Times


EST

6:00AM Pool Call Time

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome Prime Minister Singh of India and Mrs. Kaur to the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-set 6:20AM - Final Gather 8:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:20AM THE PRESIDENT holds bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Singh
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:55AM THE PRESIDENT holds expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Singh
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Singh hold joint press conference
East Room
Open Press (Pre-set 6:20AM - Final Gather 11:00AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates
Oval Office
Closed Press

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY greet Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur on arrival for the State Dinner
North Portico
Pooled TV, Open to correspondents & still photographers (Pre-set 6:00PM - Final Gather 6:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Singh and Mrs. Kaur
South Lawn
Pooled Press for toasts (Pre-set 5:30PM - Final Gather 7:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
POOL NOTE: Event is black tie. Please wear dark suits.


Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs



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