The Presidential Planner

Dec 7, 2009 8:10am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: President Obama and Vice President Biden will meet today with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey in the Oval Office. The president will likely be discussing with the prime minister his new strategy in Afghanistan. Yesterday, Erdogan said that Turkey, a NATO ally, would not contribute more troops to Afghanistan. "Turkey has already done what it can do by boosting its contingent of soldiers there to 1,750 from around 700 without being asked," said Erdogan before his departure for the United States. The two will also discuss “advancing economic and security cooperation with Iraq, advancing non-proliferation goals, promoting a settlement of the Cyprus problem, normalization of relations with Armenia, Middle East peace efforts and human rights.” In the afternoon, the president and vice president will sit down face-to-face with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, and United States Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry in the Oval Office. Both McChrystal and Eikenberry will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. In the evening, the president and the First Lady Michelle Obama will host a holiday reception for members of Congress on the State Floor, one of many holiday parties the First Couple will host this month. — Sunlen Miller

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