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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 11

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

** CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine – Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Viorel Melescanu will hold a meeting in Chernivtsi. NEW DELHI – Maldives Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim arrives in India on a three-day visit (to Jan. 12). LONDON – London Boat Show 2018 (to Jan. 14). RIYADH – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will visit Saudi Arabia (to Jan. 12).

PALM SPRINGS, California – 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 15).

DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa President Jacob Zuma meets Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. BEIJING – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in China. PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen holds talks with visiting Chinese premier Li Keqiang in Cambodia. YANGON – Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to visit Myanmar. MEXICO CITY – Mexican Central Bank Chief Alejandro Díaz de Leon, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo participate in an economic forum in Mexico City. ROME – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome. WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – 7th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Paris. KIGALI/LUANDA/LIBREVILLE/SAO TOME – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe (to Jan. 16). CZECH REPUBLIC – Presidential election. HAITI – 8th anniversary of Haiti’s magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

BRUSSELS – European Motor Show Brussels 2018 (to Jan. 21). SOFIA – EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker visits Sofia.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 DETROIT – North American International Auto Show 2018 (to Jan. 28). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 CAIRO – Vice President of the United States Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Egypt for meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (to Jan. 16). TUNISIA – 7th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. NEW DELHI – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a four-day visit (to Jan. 18).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15 ** SEOUL – Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh will visit South Korea (to Jan. 17). ABU DHABI – International Water Summit 2018 (to Jan. 18).

ABU DHABI – World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 (to Jan. 18). GENEVA – Human Rights Council, Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 29th session (to Jan. 26).

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

WASHINGTON – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to pay an official visit to the United States (to Jan. 18). MOSCOW – The Gaidar Forum – 2017: “Russia and the World” (to Jan. 18).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

LONDON – French President Emmanuel Macron visits London for the British-French summit. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JANUARY 22 BERN – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Switzerland (to Jan. 23). MANILA – Philippines Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez III will participate in the 1st Global Forum on Infrastructure Strategies, at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza, Manila.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Brussels. ADDIS ABABA – 2015 Summit of the African Union (to Feb. 1). MOSCOW – The Argentine President Mauricio Macri will visit Russia (to Jan. 23). GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, 21st session (to Jan. 26). BRUSSELS – The Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

DAVOS, Switzerland – World Economic Forum 2018 Annual Meeting (to Jan. 26).

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

ADDIS ABABA – 2015 Summit of the African Union (to Jan. 31).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

EGYPT – 7th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

LONDON – Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

VENICE – Venice Carnival 2018 (to Feb. 13).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. MOSCOW – Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel will visit Russia (to Jan. 31). GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on Situations, 21st session (to Feb. 2).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

LONDON – Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 GLOBAL – World Wetlands Day.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 GLOBAL – World Cancer Day. CARACAS – 26th anniversary of deadly Caracas riots.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 NEW YORK – Men’s New York Fashion Week 2017 (to Feb. 8) SAPPORO, Japan – 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11). – – – – – – – – – .

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 GLOBAL – Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated with a theme of ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. GLOBAL – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. BERLIN – European Police Congress (To Feb. 7). – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ASIA – Nirvana Day, Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha’s death NEW YORK – Women’s New York Fashion Week 2018 (to Feb. 16). PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – 2018 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (to Feb. 24). VIENNA – Vienna Opera Ball 2018 – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – 2018 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 NEW YORK – 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (to Feb 13).

– – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 BEIRUT – 10th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL – World Radio Day. NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras 2018.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 BERLIN – 68th Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 25).

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 LONDON – London Fashion Week Winter 2017 (to Feb. 20).

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PRISTINA – 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 LONDON – The BRIT Awards 2018.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (to Mar. 9).

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