- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA

9:45 a.m. - Participates in welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

10 a.m. - Meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

10:45 a.m. - Holds an expanded meeting with Mr. Hu.

12:15 p.m. - Holds a joint news conference with Mr. Hu.

1:20 p.m. - Tours the Forbidden City in Beijing.

2:55 p.m. - Visits U.S. Embassy employees in Beijing.

5:55 p.m. - Meets with Wu Bangguo, chairman of Chinas National Peoples Congress.

6:30 p.m. - Attends a state dinner in Beijing.

GENERAL AGENDA

8:30 a.m. - Angola - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Angolan Embassy and the State Department hold a conference, “The New Angola: Forging a Strategic Partnership.” Highlights: 9 a.m. Session on the dialogue between the U.S. and Angola, with Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister Assuncao Afonso dos Anjos. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Tower, Rotunda Room. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Noon - Asteroid hunter - NASA holds a media briefing to discuss the upcoming launch of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission, scheduled for Dec. 7, to scan the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, unveiling hundreds of thousands of asteroids and hundreds of millions of stars and galaxies. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, auditorium. Contact: 202/358-5241.

Noon - Muslims in the military - The Foreign Press Center holds a briefing for foreign media only on “Muslims in the U.S. Military,” with retired Muslim officers and noncommissioned officers. Location: Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/258-4058.

6:30 p.m. - Pakistan -George Washington University holds a program, “Pakistan: Military and Political Challenges Ahead,” with former Assistant Secretary of State Karl Inderfurth, Stephen Cohen of Brookings Institution, Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations and Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: 1957 E St. NW, Suite 213. Contact: 202/994-8025.

Source: Associated Press


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