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President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 23, 24, 2013. Petra, Jordan/Washington return

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March 22, 2013



On Saturday, the President will travel to Petra. There will be pool coverage of the President's walking tour of Petra.

On Saturday afternoon, the President will depart Amman, Jordan en route Washington, DC. The departure from Queen Alia International Airport will be open press.

On Saturday evening, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

On Sunday, there are no public events scheduled.

Saturday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool

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

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Wall Street Journal

Radio: FOX

Saturday's In-Town Travel Pool

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

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Newsweek

Radio: AURN

Sunday's In-Town Travel Pool

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

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: NY Daily News

Radio: CBS

Saturday, March 23, 2013


11:30AM THE PRESIDENT tours Petra

Petra, Jordan

Pre-set and Travel Pool Coverage

3:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs Amman, Jordan en route Washington, DC

Queen Alia International Airport

Open Press


10:00PM In-Town Pool Call Time

11:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

11:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 11:10PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Sunday, March 24, 2013


9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

Schedule for the Week of March 25, 2013

On Monday, The President will deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians at the White House. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas will present the countries of the candidates for naturalization and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance. Later on Monday, the President will designate five new National Monuments using his authority under the Antiquities Act in a signing ceremony with Secretary Salazar in the Oval Office. The five new National Monuments include: the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; First State National Monument in Delaware; Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland; Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio; and San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington State. In the evening on Monday, the President and the First Lady will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff.

On Tuesday, the President will welcome the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and the Major League Soccer champion LA Galaxy to the White House to honor their 2012 championship seasons in a ceremony at the White House. This visit will also continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities as part of their trip to Washington.

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Thursday, the President will welcome President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House. The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared democratic values and shared interests. The five leaders will discuss strengthening democratic institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, and building on Africa's democratic progress to generate increased economic opportunities and expanded trade and investment. The visit of these four leaders underscores the strategic importance the President places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies.

On Friday, the President will travel to Miami, Florida for an event on the economy. More details on the President's travel will be released when available.

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