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DIARY-Political and General News Events from July 8


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Updated: 08-07-2019 18:54 IST
DIARY-Political and General News Events from July 8

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY, JULY 8 ** BEIJING - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will visit China (to July 11). ** WARSAW - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visits Warsaw for talks with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz.

** HANOI - Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin will visit Vietnam. ** HARARE - Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube and central bank governor will speak at a breakfast forum on the country's move towards a full-fledged new currency - 0530 GMT.

** NEW DELHI - Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a press conference after meeting the board of governors of the central bank in New Delhi - 1100 GMT. ** KIEV - Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Kiev - 1100 GMT. ** WASHINGTON DC - Acting U.S. Secretary for Defense Mark Esper hosts an arrival salute ceremony for Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the Pentagon - 1930 GMT ** BRUSSELS - EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom addresses conference on "A trade strategy fit for the 21st century" - 1230 GMT.

MUMBAI - Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will begin a three-day official visit to India (to July 9) GENEVA - WTO debates EU agriculture regulation and other trade policies

KIEV- EU-Ukraine summit. BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JULY 9 ** BRUSSELS - UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay meets the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. ** BEIJING - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at Zhongnanhai in Beijing - 0130 GMT

HIGH TATRAS, Slovakia - Foreign ministers of OSCE members hold informal meeting. BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Donald Trump and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, confer at the White House. TEHRAN - 20th anniversary of attack on Tehran University dormitory in 1999. JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH - Palestine marks the 14th anniversary of a World Court ruling that Israel's walls and fences in the West Bank were illegal.

SOUTH SUDAN – 8th anniversary of South Sudan becoming an independent state. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 ** LONDON - British Foreign Minister and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland host a two-day conference in London about media freedom around the world. ** BRATISLAVA - China Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Slovakia and meets Slovakia Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak. ** NAIROBI - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (to July 11). ** JOHANNESBURG - South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the National Treasury budget vote to parliament, setting out priorities for department this year - 1630 GMT.

LUXEMBOURG - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: Luxembourg 2019. LONDON - British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland host a two-day conference in London about media freedom around the world (to July 11). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JULY 11

** MAPUTO - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meets with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and other officials in Mozambique. ** TBILISI - European Council President Donald Tusk will visit Georgia. ** TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit U.S. during trip to Caribbean allies (to July 22).

LIMA - Japan Princess Mako visits Peru to meet President Martin Vizcarra. BANGKOK - Defense ministers from Southeast and East Asian nations gather in Bangkok for the 13th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (to July 12).

GLOBAL - United Nations World Population Day. MUMBAI - 12th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on Mumbai's commuter rail network.

VIENNA - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2019. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JULY 14 ** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron attends a lunch with European Heads of State and Government at the Elysee Palace as part of Bastille day parade in Paris. BANGKOK - Third Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the Fiftieth ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (SEOM 3/50) (to July 18).

PARIS - Bastille Day. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JULY 15 BELGRADE - French President Emmanuel Macron visits Serbia (to July 16).

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will meet Honduran President Juan Orlando to discuss migration, development. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JULY 16 ** WASHINGTON DC - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosts second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom (to July 18). ** PARIS - EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks on a panel at a conference in in Paris "Bretton Woods: 75 years later". - 0930 GMT PARIS - World Bank chief Malpass speaks at conference "Bretton Woods: 75 years later" - 1200 GMT. PARIS - IMF chief Lagarde speaks at conference "Bretton Woods: 75 years later" - 1400 GMT

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** MOSCOW - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson will meet in Geneva to talk about global strategic stability (to July 18). CHANTILLY, France - The G7 countries' finance ministers and central bank governors will meet in Chantilly, France (to July 18). GLOBAL - World Day for International Justice. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, JULY 18 ** GENEVA, Switzerland - United Nation human rights chief Michelle Bachelet gives first annual Nelson Mandela human rights lecture, along with former South African constitutional court judge Albie Sachs - 1600 GMT Brussels - EU General Affairs Council meeting. HELSINKIEU Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to July 19).

BUENOS AIRES - Buenos Aires hosts the hemispheric anti-terrorism summit with the attendance of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Argentina (to July 19). GLOBAL - Nelson Mandela International Day. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JULY 20 WASHINGTON D.C. - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visits U.S and meet U.S president Donald Trump (to July 24).

CYPRUS - Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JULY 21 Japan - Japanese House of Councillors election. BAKU - 2019 Summer European Youth Olympics Festival (to July 27). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, JULY 22 MADRID - Spain's parliament begins a two day debate, culminating in a vote on July 23, on whether to name acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as the country's new prime minister (to July 23). HANGZHOU, China - 3rd APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting (to July 25).

OSLO – 8th anniversary of Norway bombing and mass shooting at youth summer camp on the nearby Utoya Island where 77 people were killed. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JULY 23 BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 BRUSSELSEU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JULY 25

SANTIAGO - Finance ministers from APEC countries meet ahead of presidential summit (to July 26). BAYREUTH, Germany - Annual Bayreuth festival 2019 (to Aug 28). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JULY 26 SANTIAGO - Financial minister from APEC countries meet ahead of presidential summit.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Foreign ministers of China, Russia, India, Brazil and South African meet in Rio to prepare for the November presidential summit in Brasilia. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, JULY 27 BANGKOK - ASEAN senior officials' meeting (to Aug 3). BANGKOK - 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (to Aug 3).

BANGKOK - 20th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers Meeting (to Aug 3). BANGKOK - 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting (to Aug 3). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JULY 28 GLOBAL - World Hepatitis Day.

GLOBAL – 105th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1. PERU - 198th anniversary of Independence.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JULY 29 BANGKOK - Foreign ministers from Southeast and East Asian nations gather in Bangkok for the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting, 20th ASEAN Plus Three, and the 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting (to Aug. 3). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 GLOBAL - World Breastfeeding Week (to Aug. 7). WARSAW - Poland marks 75th anniversary of its war-time Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation. CHINA – 92nd founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 EDINBURGH, Scotland - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 (to Aug 26). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Commemorations 74th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 TOKYO, Japan - 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships (to August 11) - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 NAGASAKI, Japan - Nagasaki Commemorations 74th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 EDINBURGH, Scotland - Edinburgh International Book Festival (to Aug 26). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, AUGUST 12 GLOBAL - International Youth Day. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 PAKISTAN – 72nd anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. LEBANON - Hezbollah marks 13th anniversary of its "divine victory" - - the end of its war with Israel. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 JAPAN – 74th anniversary of country's surrender in World War Two. INDIA – 72nd anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule. LIECHTENSTEIN - 213th Anniversary of Independence. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 SANTIAGOAPEC Third Senior Officials' meeting and related meetings (to Aug 30). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, AUGUST 19 GLOBAL - World Humanitarian Day. MOSCOW – 27th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 SYRIA – 6th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 TRALEE, Ireland - 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival (to August 27).

BALTIC WAY – 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

POLAND - Poland marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989. UKRAINE – 28th Anniversary of Independence. WASHINGTON – 207th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the US Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812. BIARRITZ - G7 summit, Biarritz, France meeting (to Aug 26). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 URUGUAY - Uruguay's Independence Day. PARIS – 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 VENICE, Italy – 2019 Venice International Film Festival (to September 7). HELSINKI - EU Informal meeting of defence ministers (to August 29).

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Leaders of African nations and representatives of international organisations meet for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 HELSINKI - EU informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers (to Aug. 30). - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russia hosts Eastern Economic Forum which is traditionally attended by Asian leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin (to September 6). MAPUTO/ ANTANANARIVO/ PORT LOUIS - Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagscar and Mauritius (to September 10). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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