DIARY-Political and General News Events from Nov. 9
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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 ** WASHINGTON D.C., - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis host China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe - 1735 GMT. ** PARIS - Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu to visit Paris (to Nov. 11). ** ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Turkey. ** BUDAPEST - Chinese central bank governor Yi Gang, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Hungarian central bank governor Gyorgy Matolcsy speak at news conference - 0800 GMT.
** PARIS - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is to speak at a Franco-German business conference on the subject "Is Europe prepared for a trade war?" - 0800 GMT. ** ALBERT, France - British Prime Minister Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron in northern France ahead of WW1 centenary commemorations and as Brexit deal deadline looms - 1200 GMT.
** ROME - Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria will hold a joint news conference with Mario Centeno, the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, following a meeting at the Italian Treasury in Rome - 1300 GMT. BRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May lays wreath at Belgian military cemetery. ADDIS ABABA - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki will visit Gondar and Bahir Dar, in northwestern Ethiopia. PETROPAVLOVSK, Russia - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Petropavlovsk. BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as Night of Broken Glass, which is to mark a spree of looting and destruction of Jewish property across Germany and Austria. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and parliament president Wolfgang Schauble will also attend, as will other high-ranking German officials - 1000 GMT. HELSINKI - Minister of Finance of Finland Petteri Orpo will meet Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis in Helsinki.
BRUSSELS - European Union trade ministers meet in Brussels. ASTANA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and a session of the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum in Kazakhstan (Final Day). HANOI - President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz Canel Bermudez and his spouse will pay an official visit to Vietnam (to Nov. 10). BEIJING - Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Anne-Mari Virolainen will make a Team Finland visit to China (Final Day). BEIJING - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will visit China at the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Final Day). ABUJA - Britain's Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla, visit Nigeria (Final Day).
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** PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Elysee presidential palace for bilateral talks before a number of ceremonies commemorating the end of World War One - 1000 GMT. MONS, Belgium - Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette will visit Mons, Belgium. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 ** PARIS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens Paris peace summit - 1400 GMT. ** LONDON – Bristish Queen Elizabeth and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attends Westminster Armistice Service - 1800 GMT. ** TOKYO/ SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY/ PORT MORESBY - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea (to Nov. 18). SINGAPORE - 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit (to Nov. 15). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 TOKYO - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (to Nov. 13). SINGAPORE - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Singapore at the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (to Nov. 16) GENEVA – United Nations UNCTAD, Trade and Development Commission, Tenth session (to Nov. 16). BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong hosts Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr for an economic and financial strategy dialogue in Beijing, followed by a news conference by Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zou Jiayi - 0100 GMT. SINGAPORE - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will meet Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore. LIMA - Peru President Martin Vizcarra welcomes Spain King Felipe and Queen Letizia during official visit (to Nov. 13). BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. BERLIN - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks to the foreign press association on a range of issues - 1300 GMT. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
** SINGAPORE - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech on "Singapore-China Relations and Regional Development" at a local think tank in Singapore. ** JOHANNESBURG - World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance minister and government officials in the town of Livingstone to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt. ** STOCKHOLM - Italian President Sergio Mattarella visits Sweden as Rome and Brussels are locked in a fight over the Italian budget (to Nov. 15). ** COPENHAGEN - Prime ministers of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Estonia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to meet in Denmark to discuss free trade, inner market, Brexit and upcoming EP election - 1830 GMT. SINGAPORE - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a series of bilateral meetings during his visit to Singapore (to Nov. 15). OSLO - Defence Ministers from the Nordic, Baltic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Britain will meet in Oslo to discuss security challenges and the future development of their defence cooperation (to Nov. 14). BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas - 0200 GMT. BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at Sueddeutsche Zeitung Economic Summit - 1900 GMT. BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and EU Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic hold speeches at an e-mobility conference in Berlin - 0800 GMT. SINGAPORE - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Singapore for attending a series of ASEAN-related meetings, including the East Asia Summit (to Nov. 16). SINGAPORE - Ministers from ASEAN member countries attend the 18th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 22nd ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 BOGOTA - Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez, Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez, head of state oil company Ecopetrol and other officials will speak over the course of a three-day conference in Bogota (to Nov. 16). SINGAPORE - ASEAN leaders meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Singapore. FIJI - Fijian Parliament election. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Rimbink Pato and ministers from the region will seek consensus on new ways for advancing next generation trade and growth. WASHINGTON D.C., - Tobias Adrian, financial counsellor and director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund, participates in panel, "Unconventional Monetary Policy, Interest Rates, and Asset Prices" before the Cato Institute "Monetary Policy 10 Years After the Crisis" conference, in Washington - 1630 GMT. ZURICH, Switzerland – Switzerland Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis speaks on "Switzerland in Europe" - 1730 GMT. TORONTO, Canada - Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli will present the fall economic statement of Canada's biggest province. It will be the first budget update for the new Progressive Conservative Party government - 2100 GMT. SINGAPORE - ASEAN leaders meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Singapore. SINGAPORE - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds a news conference after ASEAN summit. TASHKENT - Kyrgyzstan Economy Minister Oleg Pankratov visits Uzbekistan. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea hosts the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit (to Nov. 18).
PORT MORESBY - Indonesian President Joko Widodo addresses APEC summit. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
** PORT MORESBY - Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the APEC CEO summit - 0115 GMT. ** BRUSSELS - EU leaders gather for emergency summit on Brexit (to Nov.18). PORT MORESBY - APEC Leaders will meet their counterparts from across the Pacific islands to address regional trade issues. PORT MORESBY – APEC Summit address by Prime Minister of Russia Dimitry Medvedev, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, President of China Xi Jinping, President of South Korea Moon Jae-In. PORT MORESBY - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Papua New Guinea for attending APEC summit (to Nov. 18). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 GUINEA-BISSAU - Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Eighty-third session (to Nov. 23). VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors, Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (to Nov. 21). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 MANILA - China President Xi Jinping starts a two-day visit to the Philippines (to Nov. 21). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
** MANILA - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Philippines. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 MADRID - Launch of OECD Economic Survey: Spain 2018, Madrid, Spain. GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Forum on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Second session (to Nov. 23). VIENNA - United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors (to Nov. 23). HAVANA - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Official visits to Cuba (to Nov. 23). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 HAVANA - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will visit Cuba (to Nov. 23). COPENHAGEN - Hungary Foreign and Trade minister Peter Szijjarto visits Denmark. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 MALI - Malian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Forum on Business and Human Rights, Seventh session (to Nov. 28). GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, Thirty-fifth session (to Nov. 30). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
** HANOI - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho visits Vietnam (to Nov. 29) - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 BUENOS AIRES - G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires (to Dec. 1). - - - - - - - - -
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meeting - 1400 GMT. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
VIENNA - 175th (Ordinary) OPEC Meeting. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 TOGO – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 TOGO - Togolese National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - President election. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - Congolese National Assembly election.
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