President Obama arrives for APEC

Published: Nov. 12, 2011 at 3:49 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2011 at 4:39 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii late Friday night for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

The President and the first lady Michelle Obama were met at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam by a contingent that included Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, U.S. Reps. Mazie Hirono and Colleen Hanabusa, Mayor Peter Carlisle.

Obama on Saturday will have meetings with the Prime Minister of Japan, the President of Russia and the President of China. Saturday ends with Obama hosting a dinner for APEC leaders at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki.

On Sunday, President Obama will attend the APEC summit with all 21 world leaders in Ko Olina. Expect traffic delays for those traveling on the west side from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Obama is scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

After the news conference Obama will take part in the North American Leaders Summit with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada.

On Monday President Obama has scheduled a fundraiser.

He is scheduled to leave Tuesday morning for Australia.

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