WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet face-to-face for the first time since the election.

The Associated Press reports Romney will meet privately with Obama at the White House Thursday.

The two battled fiercely during the run-up to the election as both campaigns spent billions in hopes of winning.

The Romney White House visit comes as Obama is trying to negotiate a fiscal cliff deal with congressional Republicans.

Romney has been laying low with his family following the election loss, most recently seen with his grandchildren at Disneyland in California.

There will be no press coverage of the meeting.

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