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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Nov. 7


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Updated: 07-11-2018 18:32 IST

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ** BERLIN - Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit Germany (to Nov. 8). ** HELSINKI - On the sidelines of the European People's Party's annual congress in Helsinki, EU Commissioner Michel Barnier, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meet Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila in Finland. ** SINGAPORE - Michael Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, Day 2 speakers include Indonesia finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen in Singapore. ** BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, following a welcome ceremony - 0230 GMT. ** BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds a signing ceremony and news conference with visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - 0400 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is presented with the 2018/2019 annual survey by the Council of Economic Experts, with German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Economy Minister Peter Altmaier attending - 1000 GMT. ** MADRID - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet Ibero-American Secretary-General Head Rebeca Grynspan in Madrid - 1100 GMT. ** SHANGHAI, China - Ukrainian First Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Stepan Kubiv will be on a working visit to Shanghai, China (to Nov. 8). ** BEIJING - Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Anne-Mari Virolainen will make a Team Finland visit to China (to Nov. 9). BEIJING - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will visit China at the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (to Nov. 9). HELSINKI - German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Finland and meets Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila. BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, with a welcome ceremony, signing ceremony and joint news conference. SINGAPORE - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks about threats and challenges faced by emerging markets at Bloomberg's inaugural New Economy forum in Singapore - 0605 GMT. ABUJA - Britain's Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla, visit Nigeria (to Nov. 9).

MADAGASCAR – President election. NEW DELHI - South Korea First lady Kim Jung-sook will visit India (Final Day).

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** PARIS - British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers speech in French at British Embassy in Paris. The speech is entitled "Britain and France: Past, Present, Future" and is expected to lay out the aspirations of Britain's post-Brexit relationship with its neighbour across the Channel. ** MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambique Finance Minister Andriano Maleiane and and IMF resident representative to speak at a summit on economic recovery. ** MADRID - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez meets his Belgium counterpart Charles Michel at the Moncloa Palace, Spain - 1500 GMT. ** BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas receives his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilow, in Berlin to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments. - 1530 GMT ** MADRID - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to meet European Union Foreign Affairs Representative Federica Mogherini in Madrid - 1600 GMT. 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). HELSINKI - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, will meet in Helsinki, Finland.

BEIJING - Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne meets her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, followed by a joint news conference - 0230 GMT. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 ** ADDIS ABABA - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki will visit Gondar and Bahir Dar, in northwestern Ethiopia. ** ORLY, France - U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a series of ceremonies commemorating the end of World War One - 2100 GMT. 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. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

** MONS, Belgium - Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette will visit Mons, Belgium. ** 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 - 0900 GMT. ** BELLEAU, France - U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit the American Aisne-Marne Cemetery on the eve of Armistice Day - 1100 GMT. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SINGAPORE - 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit (to Nov. 15). PARIS - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 ** 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 visit 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

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). ** LONDON, United Kingdom - Deutsche Bank Chief Financial Officier James von Moltke at UBS European Conference in London. - 1030 GMT ** SINGAPORE - ASEAN leaders meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore. SINGAPORE - ASEAN leaders meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang 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 - 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 - - - - - - - - - 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 - 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 - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 BUENOS AIRES - G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires (to Dec. 1). - - - - - - - - -

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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