VICE PRESIDENT AND DR. JILL BIDEN TRAVEL TO CROATIA AND ITALY

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden have departed for Zagreb, Croatia, the first stop on their trip to Croatia and Italy.

In Zagreb, the Vice President will participate in the Brdo-Brijuni Presidential Process hosted by the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor. The Vice President will also hold meetings with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Zoran Milanović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia, and President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia.

In Rome, the Vice President will meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.

Please note all times are approximate and are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 25th – Zagreb, Croatia and Rome, Italy

At 10:15 AM LOCAL TIME/4:15 AM ET, the Vice President will meet with President Borut Pahor of the Republic of Slovenia. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Westin Zagreb.

At 10:40 AM LOCAL TIME/4:40 AM ET, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Westin Zagreb.

At 12:00 PM LOCAL TIME/6:00 AM ET, the Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Milanović of Croatia. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Banski Dvori.

At 12:50 PM LOCAL TIME/6:50 AM ET, the Vice President will take an official family photo with leaders. This photo in the Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori is open press.

At 1:00 PM LOCAL TIME/7:00 AM ET, the Vice President will meet with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Predsjednicki Dvori.

At 2:45 PM LOCAL TIME/8:45 AM ET, the Vice President will attend the plenary session of the Brdo-Brijuni Presidential Process. This session in the Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori is closed press.

At 5:15 PM LOCAL TIME/11:15 AM ET, the Vice President will deliver a joint summit statement with President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia and European Council President Tusk. This statement in the Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori is open press.

At 6:15 PM LOCAL TIME/12:15 PM ET, the Vice President will meet with staff and families of the U.S. Embassy Zagreb. This event at the Westin Zagreb is closed press.

At 7:40 PM LOCAL TIME/1:40 PM ET, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Zagreb, Croatia for Rome Italy.

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Thursday, November 26th – Rome, Italy

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will be in Rome, Italy. There are no public events scheduled.

Friday, November 27th – Rome, Italy

In the morning, the Vice President will meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.

Saturday, November 28th – Rome, Italy

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will be in Rome, Italy. There are no public events scheduled. In the evening, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Rome, Italy en route Wilmington, Delaware.

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