January 11th, 2013
08:09 AM ET
President Obama turns his focus to foreign policy with a visit from Afghan President Hamdi Karzai to wrap up the busy week at the White House. After a bilateral meeting in the morning, the two leaders will have a working lunch followed by a joint press conference. The White House warns us not to expect any firm agreement on troop numbers to come out of today's meeting, but the two leaders will discuss the nature of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan after combat troops leave in 2014. Additionally, the U.S. and Afghanistan are in the middle of negotiating a bilateral security agreement which the White House hopes to make progress on during today's visit.
Meanwhile, Vice President Biden continues his work this week with the gun control working group by holding another meeting this afternoon with representatives of the video game industry. Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join him during the meeting. Vice President Biden said he'll be sending his group's recommendations to the president's desk next week sometime.
Click below for the full schedule, as released by the White House.
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Karzai of Afghanistan; THE VICE PRESIDENT attends
Cabinet Room (Closed Press)
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT holds a restricted bilateral meeting with President Karzai of Afghanistan
Oval Office (Stills Only Pool Spray at the Top)
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets for lunch with President Karzai of Afghanistan; THE VICE PRESIDENT will also attend
Old Family Dining Room (Closed Press)
1:15PM THE PRESIDENT and President Karzai hold a joint press conference
East Room (Open Press)