December 12th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
With only a few weeks until the withdrawal of U.S. troops, it's all about Iraq here at the White House. President Obama will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki to discuss the relationship between the two countries. As of today, there are still 6,000 troops among four bases in Iraq and today's meeting will be part of establishing the next phase of the partnership. The first thing on President Obama's schedule is an expanded bilateral meeting with al-Maliki where both countries' delegations will be present. Afterwards, it's a meeting with just the two leaders, which is closed to the press. The big event of the day will be a joint press conference in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 11:35am. The only other thing on the president's agenda is a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Click below for the entire schedule released by the White House.
8:30AM Pool Call Time
9:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT hold an expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq Oval Office (Pool Spray at the Top)
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Oval Office (Closed Press)
11:35AM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hold a joint press conference South Court Auditorium (Open Press)
12:45PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attend a wreath laying ceremony Arlington National Cemetery (Pooled Press)
4:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton Oval Office (Closed Press)
10:30AM Press Secretary Jay Carney will hold an off-camera gaggle in the Brady Press Briefing Room