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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Oct. 17


DIARY-Political and General News Events from Oct. 17
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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 ** CAPE TOWN/PARIS/BERN - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to South Africa, attend meetings in France and Switzerland (to Oct 23). ** BRUSSELS - EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attend conservative EU leaders meeting - 0930 GMT

** BERLIN - German foreign minister Heiko Maas meets Nordic ministers to talk Brexit and Syria – 1230 GMT. ** MEXICO CITY - Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel meets with Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador - 1700 GMT

ISLAMABAD - Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, to visit Pakistan (to Oct 18). NEW DELHI - Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to embark on a five-day visit to India on the invitation of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (to Oct. 18).

WASHINGTON, D.C. - World Bank Group President David Malpass to address the press during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2019 Annual Meetings. - 1245 GMT WASHINGTON, D.C. - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to address the press during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2019 Annual Meetings. - 1330 GMT

RIGA - Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry to visit Latvia and meet with the Latvian government officials, including the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics - 1555 GMT MANILA - India's President Ram Nath Kovind to visit the Philippines (to Oct 21).

GIBRALTAR - Gibraltarian parliament election. GLOBAL - International day for the eradication of poverty. BRUSSELS - EU European Council meeting (to Oct. 18)

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 ** BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Kalam Abdul Momen in Berlin. Maas and Abdul Momen will hold a news conference before the meeting. - 1100 GMT WASHINGTON, D.C. - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at an event, "International Platform on Sustainable Finance:A global approach for financing the green transition." - 1800 GMT

JERUSALEM – Eight anniversary of 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 BoliviaPresident election BERN - Referendum election. BERN - Election for Swiss National Council. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 TOKYO - India's President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Japan (to Oct 23).

OTTAWA - Election for Canadian House of Commons. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

** SOCHI, Russia - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jeans Stoltenberg holds a news conference ahead of a two-day meeting of the military alliance's defence ministers. LIBYA – Eight anniversary of declaration of Libya's Liberation. VAN, Turkey – Eight anniversary of 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). SOCHI - Russia hosts Russia-Africa summit co-chaired by President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 SYDNEY - Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to attend dinner in Sydney.

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 URUGUAYPresident election.

URUGUAY - Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives election. OMAN - Omani Consultative Assembly election.

BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Chamber of Deputies. BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Senate. BUENOS AIRES - Election for President. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 BRUSSELS - Vice-president of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis to speak at event in Brussels along with managing director of the ESM Klaus Regling - 1300 GMT

GREECE - European and Arab officials meet in Athens to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and sustainable development. (to Oct 30). - - - - - - - - - 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). LONDON - UK Speaker of the House John Bercow will step down on 31-Oct-2019.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 ATHENS - Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Greece.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 GENEVA - OECD Economic Surveys: Switzerland 2019 - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ** GLOBAL - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ** TIRANA, Albania - 2019 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions (to Nov. 8) BRUSSELSEurogroup meeting. BUDAPEST - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Hungary.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 BRUSSELSEU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

SANTIAGO, Chile - Heads of states from participants in the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum gather for final meeting (to Nov 17). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 ** GLOBAL - World Pneumonia Day. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 ** YANGON, Myanmar – 9th Anniversary of release of Myanmar's Detained Opposition Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest. WASHINGTON D.C. - President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay an official visit to Washington and meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 ** GLOBAL - World Diabetes Day. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 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. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

** 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. SRI LANKA -Referendum election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ** 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 BRUSSELSEU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 BANGKOK – Pope Francis will visit Thailand (to Nov. 23)

- - - - - - - - - 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

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 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 ** GLOBAL - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. TOKYO - Pope Francis to meet Japanese Emperor Naruhito

TOKYO - Pope Francis meets Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, authorities, and the Diplomatic Corps at the prime minister's office. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

** 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. VILNIUS - President of Ukrain Volodymyr Zelensky to visit Lithuania.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

NAMIBIA – Referendum election. NAMIBIA - Namibian National Assembly election.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 ** LONDON - NATO Heads of State and Government will meet in London (to Dec 4).

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - OSCE holds Council of Ministers meeting in Bratislava.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

VIENNA - 177th Meeting of the OPEC Conference - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 VIENNA - 7th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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