POTUS' Day Ahead: Welcoming South Korea
October 13th, 2011
07:51 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Welcoming South Korea

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

EDT

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

South Lawn

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

Oval Office

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

Cabinet Room

Closed Press

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT and President Lee hold a joint press conference

Rose Garden

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

North Portico

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

Grand Staircase

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

East Room

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)


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