Thursday, May 14, 2015

GCC Summit at Camp David

GCC Summit meeting in Laurel Lodge (Pool photo by @CostantiniWW1)

President Obama convened a summit meeting with leaders from the six nations (Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the U.A.E.) that form the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on May 14, 2015. The meeting focused on the current instability in the Middle East, including the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. The President also wanted to address concerns over a potential nuclear deal with rival Iran.

President Obama departed the White House at 10:40am on Marine One. Accompanying the President were
 Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Josh Earnest and Joe Paulsen. The White House Press Corps assembled at Camp Round Meadow, which is a short distance from Camp David.

Schedule of Events (President's Daily Schedule)

11:05 AM   The President greets leaders and delegations
11:15 AM   The President hosts a working session
12:15 PM    The President hosts a lunch
1:35 PM    The President hosts a second working session
2:40 PM    The President and leaders of delegations take individual photos
2:50 PM    The President and leaders of delegations take a group photo
3:00 PM    The President hosts a third working session
5:00 PM    The President holds a press conference
5:55 PM    The President departs Camp David en route the White House

WH press pool reports; VOA News; Twitter; White House

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