THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2012
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 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 host Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy at the White House. Italy and the United States are close NATO allies, and coordinate continuously on a full range of regional and global priorities. The two leaders will discuss the comprehensive steps the Italian government is taking to restore market confidence and reinvigorate growth through structural reforms, as well as the prospect of an expansion of Europe's financial firewall. Italy is also a founding member of NATO and the President appreciates Italy's important contributions to international security, within Europe and beyond, including its continuing leadership in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. President Obama looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Monti about preparations for the 2012 G8 and NATO Summits that the United States will host in Chicago, as well as discussing developments in the Middle East and North Africa. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.
In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event in Washington, DC. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Washington Times
9:30AM Pool Call Time
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy to the White House
Pool Spray at the Bottom (Final Gather 3:00PM - Brady Press Briefing Room)
7:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Private Residence, Washington, DC
Print Pool Coverage for Remarks Only (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 6:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
TBD Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 9, 2012. Italy PM Monti/ Chicago NATO, G-8; gay fund-raiser
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