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DIARY-Political and General News Events from May 17


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Updated: 17-05-2019 17:37 IST
DIARY-Political and General News Events from May 17

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, MAY 17 ** LONDON – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki discusses the future of Palestinian territories at London – 0730 GMT. OTTAWA – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visits Canada (Final Day).

VINA DEL MAR, Chile – APEC Second Senior Officials' Meeting (Final Day). TEL AVIV, Israel - 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (to May 18).

SINGAPORE - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes an official visit to Singapore, to appear at a news conference - 0400 GMT. SANTIAGO, Chile - Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (to May 18). GLOBAL - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MAY 18 ** AUSTRALIA - Australian House of Representatives election.

** BUDAPEST – European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans to visit Budapest. VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets members of Italian Foreign Press Club - 1130 GMT.

ZAGREB - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic hold a joint news conference ahead of the European People's Party campaign rally in Croatia - 1630 GMT. CROATIA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Zagreb.

GLOBAL - International Museum Day. AUSTRALIA - Australian Senate election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MAY 19 BEIJING – Brazil Vice President Hamilton Mourao will visit China (to May 24). SWITZERLAND - Referendum election. INDIA - Indian People's Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MAY 20

** SEOUL - Denmark Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, will visit South Korea (to May 22). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MAY 21 TOKYO - Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaks at a panel session at the WSJ CEO Council - 1300 GMT.

PARIS - The OECD publishes its economic outlook for member countries and other major economies. - 0930 GMT. BISHKEK – India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent her country at the Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be held at Bishkek in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan (to May 22). BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. MALAWI – President election.

MALAWI - Malawian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 ** BEIJING – Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng meets Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing – 1000 GMT. GLOBAL - International Day for Biological Diversity. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MAY 23

** MOSCOW - Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko will hold talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. BEIJING - Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan meets Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao after a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT.

LJUBLJANA – President of Finland Sauli Niinisto will meet President of Slovenia Borut Pahor and other high-level officials (to May 24). EUROPEAN UNION - European Parliament election.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 24 BERLIN - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at the annual conference of finance ministers of the federal states - 0930 GMT. BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT. IRELAND – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MAY 25 TOKYO - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and North Korea and trade seen high on the agenda (to May 28).

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MAY 26

** LITHUANIA – Referendum election. BELGIUM - Belgian Chamber of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MAY 27 BANGKOK - ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (to May 31). NETHERLANDS - Dutch Second Chamber election.

MADAGASCAR - Malagasy National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MAY 28 BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk to meet with the leaders of the European Union (EU) member states.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. BRUSSELS - EU ministers responsible for trade meet in Brussels.

RIGA - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MAY 30 TOKYO - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks at an international conference on the Future of Asia in Japan - 0030 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, MAY 31 ** BERLIN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin. GLOBAL - World No Tobacco Day. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, JUNE 3 LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to UK (to June 5).

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** DENMARK - Danish Parliament election. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 6 LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to June 7).

PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife travel to France, where Trump will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ASTANA - Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 13 LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 LUXEMBOURG - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JUNE 15 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 GUATEMALA – President election. GUATEMALA - Guatemalan Congress of the Republic election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 17 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 20 BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to June 21). BANGKOK - ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (to June 23). BANGKOK - 34th ASEAN Summit. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 MAURITANIA - President election. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JUNE 25 LUXEMBOURG - General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting.

VIENNA - 176th Meeting of the OPEC Conference. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 VIENNA - 6th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 28 OSAKA, Japan - G20 summit (to June 29). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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