DIARY-Political and General News Events from Nov 15
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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 ** DUBLIN – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speak at British-Irish Council - 1200 GMT. ** DUBLIN – Incoming European Council President Charles Michel meets Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar - 1800 GMT. KATHMANDU - Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid visits Nepal (to Nov. 15). ATHENS - EU Commissioner Margaritis Schinas, Greece's central banker, prime ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and energy ministers are expected to attend the Thessaloniki Summit 2019. (to Nov 15) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets the future president of the European Council Charles Michel for working lunch in Paris. BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Congo President Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi with military honors in Berlin – 1100 GMT.
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo hold the 51st Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) in Seoul. HAVANA - Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia begin their first state visit to Cuba where they will attend the celebrations of Havana's 500 years of founding. BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting.
GLOBAL - International day for tolerance. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
GLOBAL - World prematurity day. GLOBAL - World day of remembrance for road traffic victims.
WELLINGTON - Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit New Zealand (to Nov. 23). BELARUS - Belarusian Chamber of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ** MARSHALL ISLANDS – Parliament Election.
BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid give joint news conference after their meeting -0900 GMT. PARIS – Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris – 1200 GMT.
VUKOVAR, Croatia – 28th anniversary of Vukovar massacre. On Nov. 18, 1991, Serb militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatia's Independence captured the once prosperous, ethnically mixed town on the banks of the Danube, after reducing it to rubble in a brutal three-month siege. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 GLOBAL - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. BANGKOK - Pope Francis meets Thai king Vajiralongkorn during his official visit to Thailand. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting.
BANGKOK - Pope Francis attends welcome ceremony by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and will give a speech on the second day of his visit. - - - - - - - - -
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 BELGRADE – Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski visits Serbia. Pendarovski is scheduled to meet top officials and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic. NAGOYA, Japan - Japan hosts a two-day meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers in Nagoya (to Nov. 23).
- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 TOKYO – Pope Francis will visit Japan, during which time he will go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Tokyo (to Nov. 26). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 ** VILNIUS – Governor General of Canada Julie Payette to visit Lithuania (to Nov 26). GUINEA-BISSAU – Presidential election.
TOKYO - Pope Francis departs for Nagasaki to speak at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park and hold a Holy Mass - 2200 GMT. TOKYO - Pope Francis arrives in Tokyo from Hiroshima ahead of his Tokyo agenda, including meeting Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - 1310 GMT.
SWITZERLAND – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 WARSAW – Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to visit Poland.
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Donald Trump meets Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the White House. GLOBAL - International day for the elimination of violence against women.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 ** TALLINN - Governor General of Canada Julie Payette to visit Estonia (to Nov 28). MUMBAI, India - 11th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on Nov. 26, 2008 lasted nearly three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen.
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STRASBOURG, France - President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gives a speech in Strasbourg, ahead of the crucial vote from EU lawmakers on her college of commissioners - 0800 GMT. NAMIBIA – Referendum election.
NAMIBIA - Namibian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 KUWAIT CITY, MUSCAT - The Duke of Cambridge is to make a solo visit to Kuwait and Oman (to Dec. 4). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY DECEMBER 2 BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (to Dec. 3).
TIRANA – The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, will travel to Tirana, Albania. (to Dec 03) MADRID - World leaders meet in Madrid for the 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25)- (to Nov 13)
TIRANA – President of the European Parliament David Sassoli to travel to Tirana, Albania (to Dec 03). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 LONDON - NATO Heads of State and Government will meet in London (to Dec. 4).
VIENNA - 177th Meeting of the OPEC Conference - - - - - - - - -
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 ** DOMINICA – Dominican House of Assembly Election. VIENNA - 7th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Foreign ministers of members of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe meet for their annual Council of Ministers meeting in Bratislava (to Nov 06). - - - - - - - - -
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 UZBEKISTAN - Uzbekistani Legislative Chamber election. - - - - - - - - -
TAIWAN – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.
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