Fwd: Foreign Pool report#1 /POTUS arrival in Riyadh

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From: Nadia Bilbassy >
Date: April 20, 2016 at 2:06:15 PM GMT+3
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Subject: Foreign Pool report#1 /POTUS arrival in Riyadh

POTUS stepped out of Air Force One  by himself . All senior staff exited  from the other side of the plane including  National Security Advisor Susan Rice , Counter Terrorism Coordinator, Lisa Monico and Press Secretary Josh Ernest, Deputy National Advisor for Communication Ben Rhodes and Senior Advisor to the President Rob Maley.

POTUS was greeted by The governor of Riyadh , Prince  Faysal Bin Bandar ,the US Abassador to the Kingdom and his wife .  Noted the absence of the Crown Prince ,  Mohamed Bin Nayef , Defense Minister and the King's son , Mohamed Bin Salman , Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir at the airport .  They are expected to be at the bilat .

The red carpet was rolled out for the President and his delegation but no  ceremonies; no national anthem of both countries and no view of Guards  of Honor . POTUS was seen chatting with the prince and he was introduced  to other officials .

The President boarded Marine One on his way to Erga Palace where  he will be conducting a bilateral meeting with  King Salman Bin Abed AlAziz Bin Saud  and senior Saudi Officials  .

Reporters boarded a helo for a short journey of 10 minutes to the landing zone of the Ritz Carlton hotel on our way to cover the bilat .

We were loaded into a van on our way for the pool spry of the bilat at the Erga Palace .

Pooler spotted CIA director John Bernan getting into a van  ahead of us .

We are still holding .

Nadia Bilbassy -Charters
Bureau Chief
Alarabiya Washington
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Nadia Bilbassy -Charters
Bureau Chief
Alarabiya Washington
xxx-xxx-xxxx
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