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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 ** BRASILIA - Venezuelan opposition representative Maria Teresa Belandria meets with Brazil's Minister Defense in Brasilia - 1300 GMT. ** WARSAW - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin begins a two-day working visit to Poland ** RABAT - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive in Rabat on a two-day visit to Morocco
LONDON - President of Ireland Michael Higgins is beginning a three-day visit to England, during which he is expected to call for ties between Ireland and the UK to remain strong after Brexit (to Feb. 13) BERLIN – 69th Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 17). NEW YORK, United States – Women's New York Fashion Week 2019 (to Feb. 13).
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - 2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (to Feb. 16). BUDAPEST/BRATISLAVA/WARSAW/BRUSSELS/REYKJAVIK - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium and Iceland to discuss bilateral ties and international issues (to Feb. 15) PYONGYANG - Vietnam Foreign Minster Pham Binh Minh to visit North Korea (to Feb. 14)
ACCRA - Accra hosts German African Business Summit (to Feb. 14). KUALA LUMPUR - Thailand foreign minister Don Pramudwinai will visit Malaysia. WARSAW - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, in Poland for the Mideast conference, meets President Andrzej Duda. SOCHI, Russia - Russia President Vladimir Putin meets Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. WARSAW - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt heads to Poland to discuss Brexit with ministers. BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan give short statements to the media ahead of a defence ministers meeting at the alliance HQ in Brussels - 1220 GMT. BRUSSELS - NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg makes opening remarks at a meeting of defence ministers - 1300 GMT.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the Chancellery in Berlin - 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON D.C.- U.S. President Donald Trump and Colombian President Ivan Duque Marques confer at the White House on the situation in Venezuela and other matters. BRUSSELS - NATO defence ministers meet at the alliance HQ in Brussels (to Feb. 14). BERLIN - Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is due to speak at a book presentation by former Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere in Berlin - 1330 GMT. 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 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to leave for Sochi, Russia, upon the official invitation of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
SEOUL - Austria Chancellor Sebastian Kur visits South Korea - 0700 GMT MADRID - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to meet Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel in Madrid - 1300 GMT SOCHI, Russia - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet in Russia's coastal city of Sochi. LONDON - UK parliament scheduled to debate on a motion related to Brexit
GLOBAL - Valentine's Day. BEIRUT - 14th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 ** OSWIECIM, Poland - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Auschwitz concentration camp. ** BEIJING - China's President Xi Jinping is reportedly scheduled to meet key members of the U.S. trade delegation, including trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Beijing.
** BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with top U.S. officials including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. AUSCHWITZ - Poland President Andrzej Duda and US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Auschwitz. PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at the Elysee Palace in Paris - 1000 GMT.
PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara at the Elysee Palace - 1700 GMT. REYKJAVIK - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visits Iceland where he will meet Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thordarson. BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini - 0700 GMT. LONDON - London Fashion Week Winter 2019 (to Feb. 19). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ISLAMABAD - Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman will embark on a two-day visit to Islamabad (to Feb. 17).
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 ** NEW DELHI - Argentine President Mauricio Macri is set to make a three-day visit to India (Feb. 17-19).
PARIS - Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili will visit to France (to Feb. 19) 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 - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier holds a keynote speech at a DIHK event focussing on Latin America. Other speakers include Miguel Vargas, Foreign Minister for the Dominican Republic and Aurubis head of external affairs Marie-Christine von Hahn - 0815 GMT. ** NEW DELHI - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman to visit India (to Feb. 20) BERLIN - Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili will visit Germany (to Feb. 21) BERLIN - European Police Congress (To Feb. 20)
BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ** WASHINGTON D.C - U.S. President Donald Trump and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz confer at the White House. ** BERLIN - Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili will visit to Germany (to Feb. 21) 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 HANOI - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second summit in Vietnam (to Feb. 28) 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).
- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 11 BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers to meet in Brussels. BAGHDAD - Iran President Hassan Rouhani to visit Iraq. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 18 BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs ministers meet to be held to discuss foreign affairs matters. - - - - - - - - -
SUNDAY MARCH 31 BAGHDAD - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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