Welcome to a special, travel edition of the West Wing Week. The President spent this whirlwind week working in Europe, where he attended the third, biennial Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, traveled to Brussels for an EU-US Summit, and then on to Rome, where he met with His High Holiness Pope Francis.
Monday, March 24th
The President toured and held a bilateral meeting with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Following that, the President traveled to The Hague to participate in a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China.
After that, the President joined other world leaders at the third Nuclear Security Summit.
Tuesday, March 25th
President Obama met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and issued a joint statement from the United States and Kazakhstan on their shared commitment to nonproliferation and nuclear security.
Later, President Obama met with President Park of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Abe of Japan.
Wednesday, March 26th
The President traveled to Belgium where he spoke about US-Europe relations at the Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels.
While in Belgium, the President also visited Flanders Field Cemetery.
Later that night, the President spoke to the Council of the European Union for the EU-U.S. Summit.
Thursday, March 27th
The President traveled to the Vatican, where he had an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.