From: Nelson, Colleen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2015 08:52 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: Travel Pool #10 -- Laos pull-aside
President Obama convened with Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong for a pull-aside meeting.
The pool glimpsed a few seconds of this for a lightning fast photo op. Obama and Thammavong were both seated in a small room when the pool entered. Six officials from each country lined up on either side, seated in chairs with no table between them.
Obama and Thammavong dutifully grinned and shook hands for the cameras.
"All good?" Obama said. "Thank you everybody."
As the pool filed out, Obama told the prime minister "they follow me."
The pool is now holding in a hallway, rocking out to a bizarre ASEAN pop song that is playing on a constant loop.
Colleen McCain Nelson
The Wall Street Journal