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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 4

Reuters | Updated: 04-01-2019 20:04 IST | Created: 04-01-2019 19:02 IST

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

** SARAJEVO - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits Bosnia. LISBON - Portugal ministers, including Foreign Affairs Minister Augusto Santos Silva and Finance Minister Mario Centeno, are joined by Antonio Vitorino, director general of the International Organisation for Migration, at the annual diplomatic seminar in Lisbon to discuss the country's foreign policy (to Jan.4)

ANKARA - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a two-day official visit to Turkey on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's invitation.(to Jan.4) PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 14).

BURMA – 71st anniversary of Burma's independence.

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and Metropolitan Epifaniy, the leader of the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, are set to visit Istanbul (to Jan. 6) - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JANUARY 7

** BEIJING - A United States delegation headed by Jeffrey Gerrish, the US deputy trade representative, will visit China to participate in vice-ministerial level trade talks (to Jan. 8) 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

SINGAPORE - Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to meet over Pasir Gudang Restricted Area in Singapore. BRUSSELS - EU Ministers of EU Affairs meet for General Affairs Council.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

** LJUBLJANA - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades starts a two-day visit to Slovenia (to Jan.10) - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

DAMASCUS - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz will visit his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Syria. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 BAGHDAD - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad.

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Eighth 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.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 OSLO - Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen delivers speech on the "state of the nation" at a breakfast seminar - 0800 GMT - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 BELGRADE - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic to discuss resolution of the Kosovo crisis, economic cooperation and regional issues. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

JERUSALEM - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will visit Israel.

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

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. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

FRANKFURT - Handelsblatt Annual German Energy Conference, speakers include Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall, EnBW CEO Frank Mastiaux, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (to Jan. 24)

DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum 2014 Annual Meeting (to Jan 25). - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

PANAMA CITY, Florida - Pope Francis celebrates his third World Youth Day in Panama (to Jan. 27) - - - - - - - - -

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 SOFIA - Bulgaria will host an economic forum on its bid to join the euro zone. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to attend.

LONDON - Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ABU DHABI - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend an interfaith meeting - 0800 GMT.

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BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.


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