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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Weekend Guidance and Press Schedule for Saturday, November 17, 2012, and Sunday, November 18, 2012

On Saturday morning, the President will depart the White House en route Bangkok, Thailand. The departure from the South Lawn will be open press.

On Sunday, the President will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand. The arrival of Air Force One at Don Mueang International Airport will be open press.

In the afternoon, the President will visit Wat Pho Royal Monastery. There will be travel pool coverage of this visit.

Later, the President will receive a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital. This visit will be covered by official photographers and a limited pool only.

The President will then travel to the Thai Koo Fah Building and take part in a formal welcome ceremony and sign a guest book. There will be pre-positioned pool press coverage of the welcome ceremony and travel pool coverage of the guest book signing at the Government House.

Afterwards, the President will meet with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the evening, the President and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will hold a joint press conference. This press conference will be open press.

Later in the evening, the President will attend an official dinner with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand. There will be travel pool coverage of the toasts at the dinner.

Later, the President will meet and greet with United States Embassy personnel at Chulalongkorn University. This visit is closed press.

The President will spend the night in Bangkok, Thailand.

Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: USA Today
Radio: SRN

Saturday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: VOA

Sunday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post

Saturday, November 17, 2012

EST

7:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

7:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 7:25AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Bangkok, Thailand
Out-Of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Gather 6:30AM—Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)


Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will Gaggle Aboard Air Force One

Sunday, November 18, 2012

ICT

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bangkok, Thailand
Don Mueang International Airport
Open Press


3:45PM THE PRESIDENT visits Wat Pho Royal Monastery
Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Pool Coverage


5:00PM THE PRESIDENT receives a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Official Photographers and Limited Pool Only


6:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Thai Koo Fah Building and takes part in a formal welcome ceremony
Government House, Bangkok, Thailand
Pre-Positioned Pool Press Coverage


6:10PM THE PRESIDENT signs a guest book
Government House, Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Pool Coverage


6:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand
Government House, Bangkok, Thailand
Pool Spray at the Top


7:10PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hold a joint press conference
Government House, Bangkok, Thailand
Open Press


8:15PM THE PRESIDENT attends an official dinner with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand
Government House, Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Pool Spray for Toasts


9:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Closed Press


Schedule for the Week of November 19, 2012

On Monday, the President will travel to Burma where he will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi and deliver a speech to encourage Burma’s ongoing democratic transition. In the evening, the President will travel to Cambodia, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

On Tuesday, the President will remain in Cambodia for the East Asia Summit. In the evening, the President will depart Cambodia en route Washington, DC.

On Wednesday morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. Later, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House and the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area.

On Thursday, the President will celebrate Thanksgiving at the White House. There are no public events scheduled.

On Friday, the President has no public events scheduled. Also on Friday, the First Lady will be presented with the official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico. More details will be released as they become available.