Good morning from the White House. It's a busy day of diplomacy here as President Obama welcomes South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to the White House in an official State visit. The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m., when the official welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House will take place.
Later, Obama and Vice President Biden will hold a bilateral meeting with Lee in the Oval Office, and then a larger meeting with the president's and other members of the delegation in the Cabinet Room.
At 12:20 p.m., the two leaders will go before cameras for an official press conference where the format will likely be limited to two questions each from members of the American and South Korean Press.
But the real pomp and circumstance will happen this evening, when the president and first lady host an official state Dinner for South Korea - the first in honor of that country in 13 years.
Full schedule after the jump
7:00AM Pool Call Time
9:00AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, and THE FIRST LADY welcome President Lee and First Lady Kim to the White House
Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 7:30AM – Final Gather 8:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Lee; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Pool spray at the bottom (Gather Time 10:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
11:05AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Lee and Official U.S. and Official Korean Delegations
12:20PM THE PRESIDENT and President Lee hold a joint press conference
Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 11:10AM – Final Gather 11:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
7:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome President Lee and First Lady Kim
Pooled TV & correspondents, Open to pre-credentialed still photographers (Pre-set 6:00PM – Final Gather 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
7:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY take official photo with President Lee and First Lady Kim
Pooled Press (Gather Time 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
8:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner with President Lee and First Lady Kim; THE PRESIDENT and President Lee will each deliver a toast
Pooled Press for toasts by President Obama and President Lee (Gather Time 8:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
**Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
10:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner Reception with President Lee and First Lady Kim
State Dining Room
Pooled Press (Gather Time 9:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)