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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ** BERLIN - Germany's Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, meets Estonian counterpart Urmas Reinsalu. They are due to speak at a news conference following the meeting - 1500 GMT SCHWYZ, PRAGUE, PARIS – Tajikistan's President, Emomali Rahmon, visits Switzerland, the Czech Republic and France (to Nov 12) BEIJING – Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness to visit China (to Nov.9).
BEIJING - President of France Emmanuel Macron visits China (to Nov. 7). DELHI – Finland Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to pay a four-day visit to India (to Nov 7). BEIJING – President of France Emmanuel Macron to visit China and attend the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo (Final day) SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Crown Princess Victoria visits Bosnia with her husband Prince Daniel and Swedish Environment Minister Isabelle Lovin to attend a conference on climate challenges. She will also meet with Bosnian top officials and visit projects funded by Sweden.(Final day). MOSCOW - Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh to visit Moscow on Tuesday to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, and Industry Minister, Denis Manturov (to Nov 07) ATHENS – The third trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Egypt will be held in Athens. BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron make joint statements following their meeting in Beijing. - 0430 GMT GREECE - Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis meets U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer. - 0800 GMT MOSCOW, Russia - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Moscow. News conference planned after talks. - 0800 GMT BEIJING, China (PRC) - French President Emmanuel Macron conducts a press conference at the French embassy in Beijing, after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his three-day visit - 0830 GMT.
DUBLIN - Irish Foreign Minister addresses the upper house of parliament on Brexit - 1800 GMT. BRUSSELS - The European Union finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis speaks at an event in Brussels on capital markets and climate financing. - 1700 GMT
GLOBAL - International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
** KAMPALA – President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit to attend a meeting in Kampala, Uganda. BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for talks in Berlin - 1500 GMT. BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet for monthly talks - 1400 GMT. TIRANA, Albania - 2019 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions (to Nov. 8) BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda at the Vatican. - 0930 GMT. BERLIN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to reporters ahead of their meeting at Berlin's chancellery. - 1400 GMT BERLIN - EU President Ursula von der Leyen to give a speech on The Situation in Europe, with opening remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. - 1800 GMT
BERLIN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. - 0945 GMT BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 ATHENS - Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Greece (to Nov 12). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 ROME - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a short visit to Rome, Italy.
SANTIAGO, Chile - Heads of states from participants in the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum gather for final meeting (to Nov. 17). - - - - - - - - -
BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. - - - - - - - - -
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 NEW DELHI - UK's Prince Charles to visit India (to Nov 14). VIENNA - OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2019. 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 ** 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) HARARE - Finance Minister of Zimbabwe Mthuli Ncube presents 2019 national budget in parliament.
LOBAL - 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 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.
- - - - - - - - - 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.
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.
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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 ** TIRANA – President of the European Parliament David Sassoli to travel to Tirana, Albania (to Dec 03). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 VIENNA - 7th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting
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