Fwd: Print pool 2 -- POTUS meeting with Lao president

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From: "Parsons, Christi" >
Date: September 6, 2016 at 10:53:43 AM GMT+7
To: Jessica Jess Allen >
Subject: Print pool 2 -- POTUS meeting with Lao president

After the arrival ceremony, POTUS and Lao President Vorachith walked a red carpet into a meeting room and took their seats, Obama and his party at one long table and the Lao party at the other. Susan Rice sat at the president's left, Amb. Clune and then Ben Rhodes to his right.

It was hard to hear, but this was clear at the opening: "I am very honored to be the first US president to visit Laos." He referenced a complicated or difficult relationship (too quietly for pool to hear clearly) and how it wouldn't stop them from working together.

The pool was moved out as the Lao president spoke and we could not catch anything he said.

Pool is holding nearby in the palace.

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