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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 29


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Updated: 29-01-2019 16:24 IST
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 29

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 ** RAMALLAH - Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. ** SANTO DOMINGO - Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez meets with Dominican President Medina and attends different activities, including a visit to the historic centre of Santo Domingo. ** DAMASCUS - Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri meets Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other Syrian officials during his visit to Syria. ** TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel's annual conference on cyber security technology, speeches from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Lithuanian President Saulius Skvernelis (to Jan. 30). ** TOKYO - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani meets with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. ADDIS ABABA - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay a state visit to Ethiopia (to Jan. 30) MADRID - Georgian Foreign Minister Georgia Davit Zalikaliani visits Spain (Final Day). CYPRUS - Leaders of France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus meet for 5th Southern EU Countries Summit. Migration issues will be on the agenda. CAIRO - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Egypt's top Muslim and Christian figures as he completes a three-day visit to the North African country. PARIS - IMF's Lagarde speaks at Paris fintech conference - 0830 GMT. 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.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 ** LISBON - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev makes two-day state visit to Portugal (to Jan. 31) ** DOHA - Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, emir of Qatar, will pay a state visit to China (to Jan. 31). ** PRAGUE - Libya Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj visits Prague to meet his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis - 1000 GMT. ** MOSCOW - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak meets Algerian Finance Minister Abdurrahman Rawia in Moscow - 1100 GMT. BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of defence ministers (to Jan. 31). MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim - 1400 GMT. MEXICO CITY - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez begins two-day official visit to Mexico, meets President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (to Jan. 31). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 ** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during his visit to Washington for trade talks. BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers (Gymnich) (to Feb. 1). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hold a joint news conference in Berlin following their closed door meeting - 1130 GMT. BUCHAREST - The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu give news conference at the end of an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers. - 1100 GMT. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 CAIRO - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier visits Egypt and meets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (to Feb. 4).

GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 SAN SALVADOR - EI Salvador Presidential Election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 SAPPORO, Japan – 2019 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11). NEW YORK – Men's New York Fashion Week 2019 (to Feb. 6).

GLOBAL - World Cancer Day. ABU DHABI - Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend an interfaith meeting - 0800 GMT.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated with a theme of 'Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you'. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to Feb. 8). GLOBAL - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. - - - - - - - - - FEBRUARY 7 ** MADRID - Spain Economy Minister Nadia Calvino will participate at economy event alongside European Commission Growth and Investment Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen - 0800 GMT BERLIN – 69th Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 17). NEW YORK, United States – Women's New York Fashion Week 2019 (to Feb. 13). 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. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ASIA - Nirvana day, Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - 2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (to Feb. 16). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 LONDON – EE British Academy Film Awards 2019. LOS ANGELES – 61st Annual Grammy Awards. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 NEW YORK - 142th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (to Feb 12). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 BEIRUT - 11th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 GLOBAL - Valentine's Day. BEIRUT - 14th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 LONDON - London Fashion Week Winter 2019 (to Feb. 19). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2019 (to March 5).

ABUJA - Nigerian Presidential Election. ABUJA - Nigerian House of Representatives election. ABUJA - Nigerian Senate election. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PRISTINA - 11th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia. NEW YORK - 2019 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 BERLIN - European Police Congress (To Feb. 20) BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2019.

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. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of trade ministers (to Feb. 22). - - - - - - - - - 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. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 CARACAS – 30th anniversary of deadly Caracas riots. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, February 28 VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2019. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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