May 17th, 2011
08:55 AM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The focus at the White House shifts to Middle East peace and diplomacy today with a visit from King Abdullah II of Jordan. President Obama will meet with the king in the Oval Office behind closed doors to discuss US-Jordan relations and the overall Arab world. The two leaders will make statements to the pool around noon.
Then the president and vice president will have their weekly lunch. This afternoon, Mr. Obama will make remarks at the Jewish American Heritage Month reception in the East Room of the White House.
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Guidance from the White House:
9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office (Closed Press)
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Oval Office (Closed Press)
12:05PM THE PRESIDENT and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan deliver statements to the press Oval Office (Pooled Press)
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch Private Dining Room (Closed Press)
2:50PM THE PRESIDENT hosts a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month East Room (Pooled Press)
4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates Oval Office (Closed Press)
1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney