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President Obama Attends NATO Summit in Chicago

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President Obama hosts day one of the NATO Summit in Chicago.
President Barack Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and North Atlantic Council leaders pose for a “family” photo

President Barack Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and North Atlantic Council leaders pose for a “family” photo at Soldier Field during the NATO Summit in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama was in Chicago today for the first day of the NATO summit, a gathering of leaders from the 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

In the morning, he held a bilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to discuss implementation of the Strategic Forces Agreement. The agreement, which the two leaders signed in Kabul earlier this month, lays out the future relationship between the United States and Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan deliver statements after a bilateral meeting

President Barack Obama and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan deliver statements after a bilateral meeting at the McCormick Place Convention Center during the NATO Summit in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In the afternoon, President Obama met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss goals of the NATO Summit in Chicago.

Later in the day, President Obama spoke at the opening session of the North Atlantic Council, and participated in a working dinner with NATO leaders.


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