In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will attend the Democratic Governors’ Association Meeting. This meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark in the Oval Office. Denmark and the United States are close NATO allies and the President looks forward to thanking the Prime Minister for Denmark’s important contribution to the NATO mission in Libya and for its continuing commitment to the ISAF operation in Afghanistan. The two leaders will discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago, including proposals for supporting the transition in Afghanistan, increasing Alliance defense capabilities, and advancing NATO’s relationships with key partners. With Denmark currently holding the European Union presidency, the President and Prime Minister will talk about the recent European summit and the latest steps that Europe is taking to address its sovereign debt crisis. The President and the Prime Minister will also discuss common efforts on counterterrorism, counterpiracy, green growth, economic development, Arctic cooperation and support for the democratic transitions in North Africa and the Middle East. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.
Also on Friday, following meetings with the President and other key Administration officials, members of the Democratic Governors’ Association will be available at the White House stakeout location at 12:20PM. Reporters who do not have a White House hard pass should email their full name, date of birth, country of origin, Social Security Number and city of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org.