DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 14
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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY, JANUARY 14 ** BAGHDAD, Iraq - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian holds talks in Baghdad. ** BEIJING - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto attends a welcome ceremony hosted by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, followed by a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. - 0730 GMT ** ANKARA - Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and holds a joint news conference - 0900 GMT
BEIJING - Sierra Leone's Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation Alie Kabba will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 16). PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Final Day).
BEIGING - Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (to Jan. 16).
MINSK - Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto will visit Belarus. MOSCOW - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa will visit Russia (to Jan. 16). MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Moscow. BEIJING - Finland President Sauli Niinisto attends a welcome ceremony hosted by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing - 0730 GMT. MADRID - Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell to deliver a speech at an event in Madrid - 0800 GMT. BRUSSELS - Belgian Foreign and Defence Minister Didier Reynders to hold a news conference in Brussels - 0930 GMT. PARIS - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire holds a news conference in Paris - 1130 GMT. 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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** MARIUPOL, Ukraine - The foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Sweden will pay a joint visit to Mariupol, Ukraine.
** OSLO - Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov will make a working visit to Norway (to Jan. 16). MINSK - Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Karin Kneissl, will visit Belarus. PARIS - OECD Economic Surveys: Denmark 2019, Paris, France. SINGAPORE - Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani speaks at a Financial Times event in Singapore on infrastructure finance. OSLO - Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen delivers speech on the "state of the nation" at a breakfast seminar - 0800 GMT. - - - - - - - - -
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 ** MANILA, Philippines - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets with his counterpart Rodrigo Duterte during a state visit to the Philippines.
** VANUATU - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison begins his visit of Fiji and Vanuatu as part of a push to offset China's growing influence in the South Pacific.
STRASBOURG, France - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to address EU lawmakers as part of a series of heads of state and government speeches on the future of the EU - 0800 GMT. BERLIN - Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier holds a conference on the digital transformation - 0930 GMT. BANGKOK - 16th CLMV Senior Economic Officials Meeting. BANGKOK - First Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the Fiftieth ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (SEOM1/50) (to Jan. 18). - - - - - - - - -
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 ** BERLIN - German Finance Minister Scholz visits China.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand - ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat (to Jan. 18).
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. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Chancellery in Berlin - 1230 GMT.
GUJARAT, India - Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend the International Investment Summit in India. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
JERUSALEM - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will visit Israel.
BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2019 (to Jan. 27). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 ** BEIJING - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 23).
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MONDAY, JANUARY 21 DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Davos, ahead of his address to the World Economic Forum. BERLIN - Uzbekistan President will visit Germany (to Jan. 23). 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
BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. 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
DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 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 ** MOSCOW - Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim will pay a visit to Russia (to Jan. 30).
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.
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GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
SAN SALVADOR - EI Salvador Presidential Election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 GLOBAL - World Cancer Day.
ABU DHABI - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend an interfaith meeting - 0800 GMT.
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BRATISLAVA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the prime ministers of the Visegrad group - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - at a summit in Bratislava. PARIS - Environment ministers of France, Portugal, Spain and Britain as well as EU Energy Chief Maros Sefcovic will speak at Paris SER renewable energy conference - 0800 GMT. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - -
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
ABUJA - Nigerian Presidential Election. ABUJA - Nigerian House of Representatives election. ABUJA - Nigerian Senate election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
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BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
CAIRO - The first summit between EU Member States and the Arab League to be held. European and Arab state leaders to discuss migration and other issues at the summit to be hosted by Egypt. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 HAVANA - Referendum election. CAIRO - EU-League of Arab States summit (to Feb. 25). CHISINAU - Moldovan Parliament election. BANGKOK - Thailand Senate election. BANGKOK - Thailand House of Representatives election.
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