DIARY-Political and General News Events from Nov. 19
Nov 19 (Reuters) -
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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 ** ISTANBUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a ceremony in Istanbul. Erdogan and Putin will hold bilateral talks on Turkish-Russian relations and regional issues. - 1100 GMT
** LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran for the first time for talks with the Iranian government.
** KHARTOUM, Sudan – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay will be on a three-day long official visit to Sudan (to Nov 22). ** RABAT - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani in Rabat during his visit to Morocco.
BEIJING - Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, President of the Portuguese parliament, will visit China (to Nov.20). BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Brunei (Final Day). PRAGUE/ZAGREB - Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan will pay an official visit to the Czech Republic and the Republic of Croatia (to Nov. 25)
HANOI - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will make an official visit to Vietnam. (Final Day)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be on a state visit to South Africa (to Nov. 21). WELLINGTON - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to visit New Zealand. ANKARA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkey. BRUSSELS - French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on an official state visit to Belgium (to Nov.20)
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 ** WASHINGTON – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will hold talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Washington. ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Danish counterpart Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen address reporters ahead of their meeting at Berlin's chancellery. - 1300 GMT.
MINSK, Belarus - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Belarus (Nov. 21). VIENNA - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu visits Austria.
KUALA LUMPUR - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day official visit to Malaysia (to Nov. 21)
HANOI - Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will be in Hanoi on Tuesday as part of his three-day visit to Vietnam. He is scheduled to meet Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (to Nov 22).
BERN - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pays working visit to Switzerland and meets Swiss President Alain Berset - 0900 GMT 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 ** HAGUE, Netherlands – Minister of Finance of Portugal Mário Centeno will travel to The Hague to meet with Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra. ** BEIJING – Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev will pay an official visit to China (to Nov 22).
GLOBAL - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.
MANILA - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Philippines. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ** BERLIN / FRANCE – Netherlands Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra will travel to Berlin and Paris to meet with his German and French counterparts, Olaf Scholz and Bruno Le Maire, respectively.
ROME - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov will make a working visit to Italy (to Nov. 23). ATHENS - Greece Foreign Minister Alexis Tsipras, Bulgaria Foreign Minister Ekaterina Spasova Gecheva-Zakharieva, Macedonia Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati will gather for a meeting (to Nov. 23). 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 COPENHAGEN - Hungary Foreign and Trade minister Peter Szijjarto visits Denmark. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 BAHRAIN - Bahraini Council of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 GLOBAL - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. SWITZERLAND - Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 MUMBAI, India - 10th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on November 26, 2008 and lasted nearly three days, left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen.
HAMBURG - Vice President of China, Liu He, to participate Humburg Summit (to Nov. 27)
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) - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 BUENOS AIRES - Bilateral meeting between Argentina President Mauricio Macri and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte before the beginning of the G20 Summit - 2100 GMT. TEHRAN – 7th Anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry over Britain's unilateral sanctions. - - - - - - - - -
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 BUENOS AIRES - G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires (to Dec. 1). - - - - - - - - -
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 BUENOS AIRES - Argentina President Mauricio Macri receives the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the Government House in Buenos Aires - 2200 GMT.
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
ZURICH - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis gives speech in Zurich - 1730 GMT. BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meeting - 1400 GMT. - - - - - - - - -
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BRUSSELS - European Union Finance Ministers meet - 0800 GMT. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
VIENNA - 175th (Ordinary) OPEC Meeting. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
MOSCOW - Sudan's Oil and Gas Minister Azhari Abdalla travels to Russia for a meeting with Russian ministers (to Dec. 12) - - - - - - - - -
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 TOGO – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 MADAGASCAR – President's 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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