On Saturday morning, he will join Chancellor Angela Merkel and other heads of state in Kehl, Germany. They will walk across the Passarelle Mimram, a pedestrian bridge crossing the Rhine River which connects Kehl, Germany and Strasbourg, France. French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet the leaders at the center of the bridge. They will then all walk across the bridge to Strasbourg, where they will attend a tribute to NATO military personnel, including those who have fallen in service.
Later in the morning, the president will attend the North Atlantic Council Summit meeting at the Palaiz de la Musique et Des Congres.
In the afternoon, Mr. Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with leaders of Greece. He will then hold a news conference at the Palaiz de la Musique et Des Congres.
Mr. Obama and the first lady will then travel from Strasbourg to Prague, Czech Republic. They will meet with U.S. Embassy personnel on arrival.
On Sunday, Mr. Obama will meet with President Klaus and Prime Minister Topolanek at the Prague Castle. He will deliver remarks at Hradcany Square. Following the speech, the president will attend the EU Summit working lunch at the Prague Congress Center.
Following the lunch, Mr. Obama, European Commision President Barroso, Prime Minister Topolanek and Prime Minister Reinfeldtwill briefly address the press pool. Mr. Obama will then hold separate bilateral meetings with Spain and Poland. He will then meet with former President Havel.
In the evening, Mr. Obama will depart Prague for Ankara, Turkey.
Here is the full weekend schedule from the White House (all times Eastern):
Saturday, April 4:
3:15AM: President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, and other heads of state walk to the center of the Passarelle Mimram to meet President Sarkozy
3:25AM: President Obama, President Sarkozy, Chancellor Merkel and other heads of state walk to the other side of the Passarelle Mimram
3:30AM: President Obama and assembled heads of state will attend a tribute to NATO military personnel
4:15AM: President Obama attends the North Atlantic Council Summit Meeting
7:30AM: President Obama meets with leaders of Greece
8:15AM: President Obama holds a news conference
9:25AM: President Obama departs Strasbourg en route Prague, Czech Republic
10:30AM: President Obama arrives in Prague, Czech Republic
11:00AM: President Obama meets with U.S. Embassy personnel
Sunday, April 5, 2009
2:30AM: President Obama arrives at the Prague Castle
3:00AM: President Obama meets with President Klaus and Prime Minister Topolanek
3:15AM: President Obama holds bilateral meeting with President Klaus and Prime Minister Topolanek
4:00AM: President Obama delivers remarks
5:30AM: President Obama holds bilateral meeting with European Commision President Barroso
6:00AM: President Obama attends pre-EU Summit reception
6:15AM: President Obama attends EU Summit working lunch
8:20AM: President Obama, President Barroso, Prime Minister Topolanek and Prime Minister Reinfeldt briefly address the press pool
8:55AM: President Obama holds bilateral meeting with leaders from Spain
10:30AM: President Obama holds bilateral meeting with Poland
11:10AM: President Obama meets with former President Havel
12:00PM: President Obama departs Prague en route Ankara, Turkey