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Office of the Press Secretary
January 17, 2012


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 participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador's service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:

Ambassador Gudmundur Ami Steffanson, Republic of Iceland
Ambassador Eliachim Molapi Sebatane, Kingdom of Lesotho
Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Maria Vigano, Holy See
Ambassador Hans Peter Manz, Republic of Austria
Ambassador Saskia Nathalie Cely Suárez, Republic of Ecuador
Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou, Republic of Niger
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, Republic of Azerbaijan
Ambassador Mohamed Rachad Bouhlal, Kingdom of Morocco
Ambassador Jabir Habib Jabir Hemaidawi, Republic of Iraq
Ambassador Jorge Martin Arturo Arguello, Argentine Republic
Ambassador Sherry Rehman, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Ambassador Al Maamoun Baba Lamine Keita, Republic of Mali
Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Italian Republic
Ambassador Asterio R. Takesy, Federated States of Micronesia
Ambassador Sir Peter John Westmacott, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary Geithner in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will host a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. This reception is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Houston Chronicle
Radio: AURN


9:30AM Pool Call Time

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
Oval Office
Closed Press

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary Geithner
Oval Office
Closed Press

5:25PM THE PRESIDENT hosts a reception with U.S. Mayors
The East Room
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

1:15PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney



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