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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Dec. 19


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Updated: 19-12-2018 16:48 IST

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 ** BRUSSELS - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire holds a news conference in Brussels after meetings with EU economic commissioners Pierre Moscovici and Valdis Dombrovskis and competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager - 1530 GMT. ** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide in Washington - 1600 GMT. ** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Omani foreign minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah confer in Washington at the State Department - 1900 GMT. TUNIS - Senegalese President Macky Sall will be on official visit to Tunisia (Final Day). TUNIS - Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-yeon visits Tunisia (to Dec. 20) BEIJING - Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti Emir's special envoy, first deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, will visit China (to Dec. 20). ANKARA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pays a two-day visit to Turkey to meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (to Dec. 20). ABIDJAN - Rwandan President Paul Kagame visits Ivory Coast and meets with President Alassane Ouattara (to Dec. 20). MADAGASCAR – President's election. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 ** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Philippines Foreign Minister Teodoro Tocsin Jr meet in Washington at the State Department - 1845 GMT ** South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha starts a two-day visit to Malaysia (to Dec. 21). LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May holds bilateral meeting with Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki in Downing Street - 1030 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU-Egypt Association Council meeting.

TOGO - Togolese National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 NEW DELHI - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India (to Dec. 24).

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki to discuss Middle Eastern peace settlement.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 N'DJAMENA - French President Emmanuel Macron visits Chad to meet French troops stationed there as part of the 3,000-strong Barkhane contingent fighting insurgents in the Sahel (to Dec. 23).

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - President election. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO - Congolese National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 ** NEW DELHI - Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering will visit India. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30 BANGALADESH - Bangladeshi National Parliament election.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

TALLINN – 8th anniversary of adoption of the euro by Estonia.

MALTA - Malta takes over the presidency of the EU from Luxembourg. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 14).

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BURMA – 71st anniversary of Burma's independence. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JANUARY 7 NEW DELHI - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on a two-day visit to India (to Jan. 8)

LONDON - Costa Book Category Awards winners to be announced.

PHNOM PENH - The ruling Cambodian People's Party celebrates the 40th anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 BRUSSELS - EU Ministers of EU Affairs meet for General Affairs Council. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – 8th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

HAITI - 9th anniversary of Haiti's magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JANUARY 14 ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2019 (to Jan. 17). ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 (to Jan. 17). TUNISIA – 8th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2019 (to Jan. 27). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2014 Annual Meeting (to Jan 25). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JANUARY 21 BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meet in Brussels. MOSCOW - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Moscow to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. BUCHAREST - European Affairs Ministers meet in Romania (to Jan. 23). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

EGYPT – Eighth Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 NEW DELHI - India celebrates its Republic Day with a grand parade exhibiting its military might and national culture with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chief guest - 0230 GMT - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

LONDON - Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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