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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
** ROME - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg travels to Italy - 1430 GMT. ** BEJING - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a welcome ceremony with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang - 0200 GMT.
** ATHENS - European Council President Donald Tusk meets with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. ** ALGIERS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Algeria and meets Algerian officials and representatives of the Turkish business community there. ** BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier discuss Brexit with EU lawmakers ahead of a make-or-break EU leaders summit on October 17-18 - 1300 GMT. SIEM REAP, Cambodia - 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment(AMME) (final day).
BELGRADE - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Serbia (final day). LJUBLJANA - Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel visits Slovenia. BRUSSELS - EU press conference on cybersecurity of 5G networks - 1230 GMT.
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing - 0300 GMT. CANBERRA, Australia - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets Australian counterpart Scott Morrison during a visit to Australia. AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern. SYDNEY - Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte visits Australia and meets Australian counterpart Scott Morrison (to Oct 11).
** NOVI SAD - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev meet for talks in the northern Serbia city of Novi Sad - 1000 GMT. ** CANBERRA, Australia - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a keynote address at the Lowy Institute on the topic of "Middle Powers: The last defenders of the international rules-based order." ** ATHENS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg travels to Athens to meet with the President of Greece, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, and the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. - 1700 GMT ** BAKU - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia will visit Azerbaijan. LIMA - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visits Peru to discuss bilateral relations with President Martin Vizcarra.
NUR-SULTAN - Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan (to Oct. 12). GLOBAL - World mental health day. GLOBAL - World day against the death penalty. GLOBAL - World sight day. FIJI – 49th anniversary of independence. RIYADH - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia. REYKJAVIK - U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to speak at Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik (to Oct. 13).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 ** ISTANBUL - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg travels to Istanbul, will meet with senior Turkish leaders - 1030 GMT. ** STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia - European Council President Donald Tusk visits Slovakia, where he will make a speech at the end of the first day of a summit hosted by think tank GLOBSEC - 1800 GMT.
MAMALLAPURAM, TAMIL NADU, India - Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Indian Prime Minister during a two-day long summit in the southern state of Tamil Nadu (to Oct 13). STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia - Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Slovakian central bank governor and member of the ECB governing council Peter Kazimir, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis, European Investment Bank Vice-President Vazil Hudak will speak at the annual Tatra Summit conference (to Oct. 12). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 BALI - 17th anniversary of Bali bombings. - - - - - - - - -
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 ** KATHMANDU - Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Nepal and meets Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. GLOBAL - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. SAN JOSE, Chile – 9th anniversary of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine.
Poland - Polish Senate election. Poland - Election for Polish Sejm. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 RIYADH - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia. ISLAMABAD - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Pakistan (to Oct. 18).
MAPUTO - Election for President. MAPUTO - Election for Mozambican Assembly. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 BRUSSELS - The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission – Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, Nicos Anastasiades (Cyprus), Boyko Borissov (Bulgaria), Klaus Iohannis (Romania), Krisjanis Kariņs (Latvia), Angela Merkel (Germany), Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Greece), Andrej Plenkovic (Croatia), and Leo Varadkar (Ireland) have been invited - 1030 GMT. GLOBAL - World food day. - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 JERUSALEM – Eight anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of being held incommunicado by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 TRIPOLI – Eight anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Bolivia - Bolivian Chamber of Senators election Bolivia - Bolivian Chamber of Deputies election Bolivia – President election BERN - Referendum election. BERN - Election for Swiss National Council. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 OTTAWA - Election for Canadian House of Commons.
- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jeans Stoltenberg holds a news conference ahead of a two-day meeting of the military alliance's defense ministers.
LIBYA – Eight anniversary of the declaration of Libya's Liberation. VAN, Turkey – Eight anniversary of an earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others. Botswana - Botswana National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 BRUSSELS - NATO Defence ministers meet in Brussels (to Oct. 25).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 SYDNEY - Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to attend dinner in Sydney. - - - - - - - - -
OMAN - Omani Consultative Assembly election. BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Chamber of Deputies. BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Senate. BUENOS AIRES - Election for President. - - - - - - - - -
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 BANGKOK – ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (to Nov 4). ISTANBUL, Turkey - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit Turkey. BANGKOK - Leaders from Southeast and East Asian nations gather in Bangkok to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits before handing over the chairmanship to Vietnam (to Nov. 4).
SANTIAGO, Chile - Heads of states from participants in the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum gather for the final meeting (to Nov 17). - - - - - - - - -
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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. SANTIAGO - China's President Xi Jinping in an official visit to Chile meets Chile's President Sebastian Pinera.
- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 BELARUS - Belarusian Chamber of Representatives election. SRI LANKA -Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 BANGKOK - Pope Francis meets Thai king Vajiralongkorn during his official visit to Thailand. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. BANGKOK - Pope Francis attends the welcome ceremony by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha and will give a speech on the second day of his visit.
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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 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. - - - - - - - - -
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