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---------------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 ** YEREVAN - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Armenia and meets Armenian Prime Minister and President; to hold talks with Armenian Foreign Minister (Final Day).
** NUR-SULTAN - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Kazakhstan (to Nov 12). ** PIRAEUS, Greece – China's President Xi Jinping visits Cosco operations at Greece's Piraeus port – 1430 GMT. ** BERLIN – Germany's Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue speaks at the NATO Talk 2019. ** PARIS – Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits France (to Nov 12).
SCHWYZ, PRAGUE, PARIS – Tajikistan's President, Emomali Rahmon, visits Switzerland, the Czech Republic and France (to Nov 12) ATHENS - Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Greece (to Nov 12). BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Venezuela, Turkey and northern Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan. - 0700 GMT ROME - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays a short visit to Rome, Italy, and meets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome - 1830 GMT.
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 ** KATHMANDU - Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid visits Nepal (to Nov. 15). ** WASHINGTON – India's Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal travels to the US (to Nov 14). ** VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Angolan President Joao Lourenco.
PARIS - North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum to convince him that EU accession negotiations for the Balkan country should begin. VIENNA - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen meets Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko - 1100 GMT
BRASILIA - The BRICS group of leading emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa holds it annual summit in Brasilia.(to Nov 14) GLOBAL - World pneumonia day. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting.
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
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo hold the 51st Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) in Seoul. 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.
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. - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - 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.
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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. - - - - - - - - -
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 GLOBAL - International day for the elimination of violence against women. TOKYO - Pope Francis to meet Japanese Emperor Naruhito
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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. - - - - - - - - -
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 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 MADRID - World leaders meet in Madrid for the 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25)- (to Nov 13) 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 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Foreign ministers of members of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe meet for their annual Council of Ministers meeting in Bratislava (to Nov 06). - - - - - - - - -
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 BRUSSELS - European Union leaders gather in Brussels for a summit (to Nov 13). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.
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