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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 ** TEHRAN - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem is scheduled for an official visit to Tehran to discuss ways to expand bilateral relations. ** VALLETTA - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will pay a two-day official visit to Malta (to Feb. 6) ** ACCRA - Carola Schouten, Dutch vice prime minister and minister of agriculture, nature and food quality is visiting Ghana (to Feb. 6) ** LUANDA - Democratic Republic of Congo's new President, Felix Tshisekedi, visits Angola to meet with his counterpart Joao Lourenco on his first foreign trip since taking office last month. ** BELFAST, Northern Ireland - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Northern Ireland, giving a speech on British commitments to the province and meeting local businesses. ** ABU DHABI - Pope Francis visits St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi - 0500 GMT. ** JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen deliver joint statements in Jerusalem - 0730 GMT. ** RAMALLAH, Israel / Palestinian Territories - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to meet Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. The two leaders will hold a joint news conference after their meeting. - 0900 GMT ** DUSHANBE - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Tajikistan- (to Feb 06).
NEW DELHI - Prince Albert II, the head of state of Monaco, arrives on a week-long visit to India during which he will hold talks with the top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties (to Feb. 10) KATUNAYAKE, SRI LANKA - Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives in Sri Lanka to participate in Sri Lanka's 71st Independence day and he will meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit (Final Day) DUSHANBE - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Tajikistan (Final Day). SAPPORO, Japan – 2019 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11). NEW YORK – Men's New York Fashion Week 2019 (to Feb. 6).
ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to meet Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Ankara. Turkmenistan - Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit Turkmenistan. COLOMBO - Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for a bilateral meeting - 0230 GMT. BRATISLAVA - OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will present the latest economic survey on Slovakia at a press conference with Slovakia Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini - 0830 GMT. TOKYO - German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Japanese emperor Akihito and crown prince Naruhito in Tokyo. ASHGABAT - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Turkmenistan and meet Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (to Feb. 6). ISTANBUL - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will pay an official visit to Turkey and meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2019 to be celebrated with a theme of 'Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you.' - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress - 0200 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU Council President Donald Tusk to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varakar, with Brexit a likely topic - 1030 GMT.
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to preside at a gathering of foreign ministers aligned towards the defeat of Islamic State - 1430 GMT. ISTANBUL - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to meet with Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Orthodox Patriarchate in Phanar, Istanbul. WEIMAR, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to attend anniversary festivities marking 100 years of the Weimar Constitution - 1000 GMT. BUCHAREST - Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers to be conducted (to Feb. 8). GLOBAL - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7 ** BRATISLAVA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint news conference with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini - 1215 GMT. BRATISLAVA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to deliver speeches and participate in a Q&A at a public event during a summit of the Visegrad countries and Germany in Bratislava. - 1000 GMT. PRAGUE - U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida will speak in the Czech Republic capital. - 1430 GMT.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani will speak on the prospects of an end to the war in Afghanistan during a visit to Washington where he is expected to meet top Trump administration officials - 1500 GMT. 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 LONDON - Speech by German Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz at the LSE German Symposium - 1700 GMT. 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 DELHI - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit India and he will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NEW YORK - 142th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (to Feb 12). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELS - Euro Zone finance ministers will meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - -
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council to conduct a meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May to update House of Commons on Brexit.
MADRID - Spanish Economy Minister Nadia Calvino to close event on the Euro 2018 yearbook in Madrid - 1200 GMT. BEIRUT - 11th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 SOCHI, Russia - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet in Russia's coastal city of Sochi. LONDON - MPs due will have another chance to vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans. 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 TEHRAN - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Iran. CARACAS – 30th anniversary of deadly Caracas riots. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, February 28 VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2019. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 1 ATLANTA, United States - 1st APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting (to Mar. 4).
CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers to hold regular meeting at the Arab league headquarters in Cairo to discuss regional affairs. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 5 BRUSSELS - EU environment ministers meet to discuss foreign affairs matters. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY MARCH 7 SANTIAGO, Chile - APEC First Senior Officials' Meeting (to Mar. 8).
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