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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 16


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Updated: 16-01-2019 17:06 IST
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 16

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 ** ATHENS - European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici visits Athens where he will meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos - 1245 GMT. ** TURKEY - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds talks with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic - 1300 GMT. ** UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General delivers speech to the UN General Assembly on his 2019 priorities - 1500 GMT.

** LUHANSK OBLAST, Ukraine - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajcak, who chairs the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will visit Severodonetsk and Stanytsia-Luhanska (Luhansk region).

BEIJING - Sierra Leone's Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation Alie Kabba will pay an official visit to China (Final Day).

BEIGING - Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Final Day). MOSCOW - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa will visit Russia (Final Day). ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2019 (to Jan. 17). ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 (to Jan. 17). OSLO - Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov will make a working visit to Norway (Final Day).

BRASILIA – Argentine President Mauricio Macri meets his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. BERLIN - German Finance Minister Scholz visits China (to Jan. 18).

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 ** SUVA, Fiji - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison begins his visit to Fiji. SEOUL - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is about to hold high-level talks in Washington D.C. with North Korean senior official Kim Yong Chol (to Jan 18).

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 ** BERLIN - Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev with military honours at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin - 0930 GMT. 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

** MOSCOW - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for peace talks. 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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