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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 16


DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 16

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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

** VILNIUS - Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz begins two-day visit to Lithuania (to Jan. 17) ** TIRANA - European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi visits Albania and meets with Prime Minister Edi Rama - 0900 GMT. ** RIYADH - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian begins two-day visit to Saudi Arabia for talks with his counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (to Jan. 17) ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the current head of the EU presidency, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, speak to reporters - 1530 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2020 (to Jan. 19). LAUSANNE, Switzerland - 2020 Winter Youth Olympics (to Jan 22).

ABU DHABI - International Water Summit 2020 (to Jan. 16). ABU DHABI - World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020 (to Jan. 16).

MOSCOW - Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves on his first-ever visit to Russia (to Jan. 17). BEIJING - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 19)

TASHKENT - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Uzbekistan (to Jan. 16) MOSCOW - The Gaidar Forum 2020 (to Jan. 16).

ATHENS - European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas visits Athens (to Jan. 17). BEIJING - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

** WASHINGTON D.C., - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Department of State - 1915 GMT. ** VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will meet Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo at the Vatican - 0830 GMT. ** VIENNA - European Council President Charles Michel will meet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and deliver a joint statement in Vienna - 1930 GMT. NAYPYITAW - Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar (to Jan. 18) PARIS - OECD ministerial meeting on migration.

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 ** MUNICH - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will address the DLD Munich technology conference - 1420 GMT. BERLIN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Germany.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JANUARY 20

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELSEU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

** DAVOS - U.S. President Donald Trump will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos - 1030 GMT. KINGSTON - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Jamaica on a two-day working visit (to Jan. 22) BRUSSELSEU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting

DAVOS, Switzerland - 2020 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. (to Jan. 24) - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

** DAVOS - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1000 GMT. ** DAVOS - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1300 GMT. ** DAVOS - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1430 GMT.

JERUSALEM - Russian president Putin to attend the World Holocaust Forum to take place in Jan 2020 in Jerusalem (to Jan. 23) DAVOS, Switzerland - Britain's Prince Charles to give keynote address at World Economic Forum in Davos. BRUSSELS - European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will present the "Review of the Stability and Growth Pact." - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, January 23 ** DAVOS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will speak at Davos session entitled "Striking a Green 'New Deal'" - 1330 GMT. ** DAVOS - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes speech to World Economic Forum in Davos – 1700 GMT. BETHLEHEM, Israel - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. ZAGREBEU informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to Jan. 24). JERUSALEM – Charles, Prince of Wales, to visit Israel and attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem at the invitation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, January 24

BETHLEHEM, Israel - Britain's Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 NEW DELHI - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vists India (to Jan. 27)

EGYPT – 9th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 LOS ANGELES - 2020 Grammy Awards - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 ** BRUSSELS - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko hold EU-Ukraine association council. BRUSSELSEU General Affairs Council meeting. TUESDAY - Costa Book of the Year will be announced. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

GREECE - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets French President Emmanuel Macron. BRUSSELS - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President Sefcovic present the executive's 2020 work programme in Brussels. BRUSSELS - Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell presents the EU's enlargement methodology. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - 2020 Writers Guild Awards - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

GLOBAL - World Cancer Day. SAPPORO, Japan – 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11).

BERLIN - European Police Congress (To Feb. 5) - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

BRUSSELS - European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager holds debate with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell on the European Defence in Brussels. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 GLOBAL - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2020

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 25).

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2020 - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

BEIRUT - 12th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 GLOBAL - Valentine's Day.

BEIRUT - 15th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. LONDON - London Fashion Week February 2020 (to Feb. 18).

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PRISTINA - 12th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia. BRUSSELSEurogroup Meeting.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2020 BRUSSELSEU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 BERLIN – 70th Berlin International Film Festival (to Mar. 1).

VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2020 - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 26). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 RIYADH - G20 finance ministers, central bank governors meeting in Riyadh (to Feb. 23).

TOGO - Referendum. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2020 BRUSSELSEU General Affairs Council meeting.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 5 VIENNA - 178th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 6

VIENNA - 8th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 BRUSSELS - European foreign affairs ministers meet for talks in Brussels. BRUSSELS - European justice and home affairs ministers meet in Brussels (to Mar. 13)

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