Obama, 4 Middle East leaders to meet

Sept. 1, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama meets with four leaders from the Middle East Wednesday in Washington to discuss advancing peace talks in the region, the White House said.

Obama will meet bilaterally with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Oval Office, the daily schedule indicated.

In the evening, Obama will host a working dinner for the visiting leaders in the Old Family Dining Room.

Before meeting with the dignitaries, Obama will participate in a call with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate to discuss preparations being made in advance of Hurricane Earl along the U.S. eastern seaboard, the White House said. The call is to review what's being done to keep people safe before the storm affects the East Coast and to ensure support is being provided to survivors of the storm in the U.S. territories in the Caribbean Sea.

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