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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Oct. 20, 2011. Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

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Office of the Press Secretary
October 19, 2011


In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome to the White House the 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor. The President's remarks in the East Room are open press.

Later, the President will host Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway for a meeting in the Oval Office. The President met the Prime Minister in December 2009 and welcomes the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality that both he and the First Lady received during that visit. The United States and Norway are not only close NATO allies, but also partners who cooperate in a wide variety of endeavors all around the world. The President looks forward to thanking the Prime Minister personally for Norway's important contribution to the NATO mission in Libya and to consulting with him on issues of common interest, including Afghanistan, Middle East peace, the Arctic, global health, climate change, the famine in Somalia and support for the new democracies in North Africa. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting with statements.

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Radio: AURN


10:00AM Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal
East Room
Open Press (Pre-set 1:00PM - Final Gather 1:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:10PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway
Oval Office
Pool Spray at the Bottom with Statements (Final Gather 4:10PM - Brady Press Briefing Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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