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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 16, 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012, AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012

On Saturday morning, the President will depart the White House en route Bangkok, Thailand. The departure from the South Lawn will be open press.

On Sunday, the President will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand. The arrival of Air Force One at Don Mueang International Airport will be open press.

In the afternoon, the President will visit Wat Pho Royal Monastery. There will be travel pool coverage of this visit.

Later, the President will receive a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital. This visit will be covered by official photographers and a limited pool only.

The President will then travel to the Thai Koo Fah Building and take part in a formal welcome ceremony and sign a guest book. There will be pre-positioned pool press coverage of the welcome ceremony and travel pool coverage of the guest book signing at the Government House.

Afterwards, the President will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the evening, the President and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will hold a joint press conference. This press conference will be open press.

Later in the evening, the President will attend an official dinner with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand. There will be travel pool coverage of the toasts at the dinner.

Later, the President will meet and greet with United States Embassy personnel at Chulalongkorn University. This visit is closed press.

The President will spend the night in Bangkok, Thailand.

Saturday's In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: USA Today

Radio: SRN

Saturday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Wall Street Journal

Radio: VOA

Sunday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Washington Post

Saturday, November 17, 2012

EST

7:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

7:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 7:25AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Bangkok, Thailand

Out-Of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Gather 6:30AM--Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will Gaggle Aboard Air Force One

Sunday, November 18, 2012

ICT

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bangkok, Thailand

Don Mueang International Airport

Open Press

3:45PM THE PRESIDENT visits Wat Pho Royal Monastery

Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Pool Coverage

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT receives a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Official Photographers and Limited Pool Only

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Thai Koo Fah Building and takes part in a formal welcome ceremony

Government House, Bangkok, Thailand

Pre-Positioned Pool Press Coverage

6:10PM THE PRESIDENT signs a guest book

Government House, Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Pool Coverage

6:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand

Government House, Bangkok, Thailand

Pool Spray at the Top

7:10PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hold a joint press conference

Government House, Bangkok, Thailand

Open Press

8:15PM THE PRESIDENT attends an official dinner with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand

Government House, Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Pool Spray for Toasts

9:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Closed Press

Schedule for the Week of November 19, 2012

On Monday, the President will travel to Burma where he will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi and deliver a speech to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition. In the evening, the President will travel to Cambodia, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

On Tuesday, the President will remain in Cambodia for the East Asia Summit. In the evening, the President will depart Cambodia en route Washington, DC.

On Wednesday morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. Later, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House and the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area.

On Thursday, the President will celebrate Thanksgiving at the White House. There are no public events scheduled.

On Friday, the President has no public events scheduled. Also on Friday, the First Lady will be presented with the official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico. More details will be released as they become available.

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