DIARY-Political and General News Events from August 19 By Reuters



DIARY-Political and General News Events from August 19

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MONDAY, AUGUST 19 EDINBURGH, Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 (to Aug 26).

BAYREUTH, Germany – Annual Bayreuth festival 2019 (to Aug 28). VILNIUS/RIGA/TALLINN – Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visits Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia (to Aug. 21)

SANTIAGO – APEC Third Senior Officials’ meeting and related meetings (to Aug 30). BEIJING – Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to China (to Aug 20)

HELSINKI – Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits Finland. REYKJAVIK – German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Nordic prime ministers and business leaders in Iceland (to Aug. 20) REYKJAVIK – German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir before attending a Nordic prime ministers’ meeting in Iceland – 1830 GMT. KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will hold negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the framework of his visit to Ukraine. BERLIN – Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov will pay an official visit to Germany (to Aug. 20)

BUDAPEST – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian premier Viktor Orban visit the Hungarian border town Sopron, where the iron curtain was first cut 30 years ago.

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Bregancon fort.

SYDNEY – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape and oil executives address investment conference in Sydney – 2300 GMT. GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day. MOSCOW – 27th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

STOCKHOLM – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits Sweden and meets his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom for talks on bilateral and regional issues. NUR-SULTAN – U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will visit Kazakhstan (to Aug. 21).

WASHINGTON D.C – U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House.

BOGOTA – Colombian President Ivan Duque and Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will attend a stock exchange conference.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 ** BEIJING – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chairs a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on the outskirts of Beijing.

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova for bilateral talks at the Chancellery in Berlin – 1400 GMT. PARIS – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is due to give a speech on foreign affairs ahead of a Group of Seven leaders’ summit in France – 1700 GMT. HELSINKI – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki – 1300 GMT.

BERLIN – Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Slovakia´s President Zuzana Caputova with military honors in Berlin – 0800 GMT.

SYRIA – 6th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 ** THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in The Hague to discuss ways to coordinate their efforts to fight climate change.

** PARIS – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. ** BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, who are in Beijing for the ninth China-Japan-ROK foreign ministers’ meeting. – 0300 GMT

** PARIS – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Paris for a bilateral meeting with President Emmanuel Macron (to Aug. 23). STOCKHOLM – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Norway and meets the country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soereide.

BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and Turkish Industry Minister Mustafa Varank hold speeches at a conference on artificial intelligence in Berlin – 0650 GMT.

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PARIS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit France from Aug. 23 to attend a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations.

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 BIARRITZ, France – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit.

BIARRITZ, France – United States President Donald Trump arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit.

NAURU – Nauruan Parliament election. 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. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, AUGUST 26 BIARRITZ, France – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a closing news conference after the G7 summit in Biarritz. – 1400 GMT.

BIARRITZ, France – French President Emmanuel Macron gives closing news conference after G7 summit in Biarritz. – – – – – – – – –

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).

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 ** LEIPZIG, Germany – Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF and nominee to head the European Central Bank, will address a ceremony in the Leipzig Opera presenting German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an honorary doctorate from the city’s business school.

WARSAW – U.S President Donald Trump visits Poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two (to Sep 02). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

WARSAW – Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier commemorate 80th anniversary of WWII start.

WARSAW – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Poland.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

COPENHAGEN – U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive in Denmark for a two-day visit (to Sept. 3).

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REYKJAVIK – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Iceland. BANGKOK – 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) & Related Meetings (to September 11). BANGKOK – 33rd AEM-AFTA Council Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK – AEM – 22nd AIA Council Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK – 11th CLMV Economic Ministers Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK – 11th Mekong-Japan Economic Ministers Meeting (to September 11). – – – – – – – – –

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).

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

MAPUTO- Pope Francis meets Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi – 0730 GMT. LONDON – Brexit minister Steve Barclay and his ministerial team take questions in parliament – 0830 GMT.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

DUBLIN – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Ireland for talks (to Sep. 07)

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

ANTANANARIVO – Pope Francis meets Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina.

– – – – – – – – – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 MAURITIUS – Pope Francis pays a courtesy meeting to Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth at the country’s presidential palace. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BEIJING – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to China (to Aug. 12). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

MOSCOW – Russia holds its annual Moscow Financial Forum attended by finance minister Anton Siluanov and a number of other economic and fiscal officials (to Sept. 13). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 HELSINKI – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to September 14).

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 DUBLIN – Irish Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe to address an event on “Brexit, the Irish Economy and the Future of European Fintech” at Dublin City University’s (DCU) Brexit Institute. – 1100 GMT. BANGKOK – ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) (to September 19). BRUSSELS – General Affairs Council meeting – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 ISRAEL – Israeli Knesset election.

NEW YORK, U.S. – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends U.N. General assembly in New York. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

RIYADH – Euromoney GCC Financial Forum 2019, a finance conference with speakers including Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Governor Ahmed al-Kholifey, Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, senior bankers, CEOs of major corporates and banks (to Sept. 19). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 20

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Donald Trump hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House for an official visit and State dinner. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 HELSINKI – Informal meeting of agriculture ministers (to September 24).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 NEW YORK CITY, NY – World leaders arrive for UNGA General Debate. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, U.S. President Donald Trump, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to speak in the morning session – 1200 GMT.

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KABUL – Presidential election.

– – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 05 ABU DHABI – Election for Emirati Federal National Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 06 LISBON – Election for Portuguese Assembly of the Republic. TUNIS – Election for Tunisian Constituent Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, OCTOMBER 11

STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia – Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Slovakian central bank governor and member of the ECB governing council Peter Kazimir, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis, European Investment Bank Vice-President Vazil Hudak will speak at the annual Tatra Summit conference (to Oct. 13).

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 WARSAW – Election for Polish Sejm. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 MAPUTO – Election for President. MAPUTO – Election for Mozambican Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 BERN – Election for Swiss National Council. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOMBER 21 OTTAWA – Election for Canadian House of Commons.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 ** 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.

BUENOS AIRES – Election for Argentinian Chamber of Deputies. BUENOS AIRES – Election for Argentinian Senate. BUENOS AIRES – Election for President. SUCRE – Election for Bolivian Chamber of Deputies. SUCRE – Election for Bolivian Chamber of Senators. SUCRE – Election for President. PORT-AU-PRINCE – Election for Haitian Senate. PORT-AU-PRINCE – Election for Haitian Chamber of Deputies.

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