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DIARY-Political and General News Events from August 9


Reuters Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 ** APIA – New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will visit Samoa to attend the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting, and meet with Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. TOKYO - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad will be undertaking a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita, Japan (Final Day). EDINBURGH, Scotland - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 (to Aug. 27). PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Third Senior Officials Meeting and Related Meetings (to Aug. 20).

TOKYO - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will pay an official working visit to Japan (Final Day). RACICE, Czech Republic - 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships (to Aug. 12) - - - - - - - - - NAGASAKI, Japan - Nagasaki Commemorations 73rd Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 ASTANA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Kazakhstan to take part in the Caspian Sea littoral states summit. AKTAU, Kazakhstan - The Foreign Ministers of the five Caspian states, i.e. Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan, will meet in Aktau, the administrative center of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, one day before the fifth summit of the Caspian states. HUELVA, Spain - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold an informal two-day meeting in Donana National Park (to Aug. 12). EDINBURGH, Scotland - Edinburgh International Book Festival (to Aug. 27). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

GLOBAL - International Youth Day. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, AUGUST 13

** GERMANY - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Bosnia-Herzegovina's prime minister, Denis Zvizdic, in Berlin - 1145 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 PAKISTAN – 71st anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. LEBANON - Hezbollah marks 12th anniversary of its "divine victory" - - the end of its war with Israel. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou - 1600 GMT. JAPAN – 73rd anniversary of country's surrender in World War Two. INDIA – 71st anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule. LIECHTENSTEIN - 212th Anniversary of Independence. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic - 1000 GMT. BEIJING - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visits China.

TASHKENT - The presidents of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Emomali Rahmon and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, will visit the "Made in Tajikistan" industry exhibition in Tashkent. TRALEE, Ireland - 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival (to Aug. 21). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 GLOBAL - World Humanitarian Day. MOSCOW – 26th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 SYRIA – 5th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 MOSCOW - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto will pay a visit to Russia. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 BALTIC WAY – 29th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 POLAND - Poland marks the 29th anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989. UKRAINE – 27th Anniversary of Independence. WASHINGTON – 206th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the US Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812.

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 ** DUBLIN - Pope Francis meets Irish President Michael Higgins at the start of his two-day visit to Ireland (to Aug. 26). URUGUAY - Uruguay's Independence Day. PARIS – 74th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 SINGAPORE - 50th ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting & Related Meetings 6th RCEP Ministerial Meeting (to Sept. 2).

THAILAND - Special Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM)-(to Aug. 31). - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 ** VIENNA - Informal meeting of defence ministers meeting (to Aug. 30). VENICE, Italy – 2018 Venice International Film Festival (to Sep. 8). COPENHAGEN - French President Emmanuel Macron visits Denmark. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

VIENNA - Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers (to Aug. 31). ABUJA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a state visit to Nigeria (to Aug. 31). COPENHAGEN - World Food Summit (to Aug. 31). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 MOSCOW - Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will pay an official visit to Russia. MAURITANIA - Mauritanian National Assembly election.

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 RWANDA - Rwandan Chamber of Deputies election.

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 SWEDEN - Swedish Parliament election.

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** VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (to Sept. 14). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 SWITZERLAND - Referendum election. MALDIVES - President election.

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BERLIN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a state visit to Germany (to Sept. 29)

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 NEW YORK - Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will visit New York to participate in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (to Oct. 2).

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