Obama Meeting With Spanish President Today

AP

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Monday with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey, the White House said.

The bilateral meeting highlights the strength of the United States’ relationship with Spain, the White House noted. Obama and the Spanish president, who occupies the office normally referred to as prime minister, are expected to discuss “promoting economic growth and new jobs, support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, Latin America, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East, and other topics of mutual interest.”

The meeting is slated to begin at 2:15 p.m. ET in the Oval Office.

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