DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 10 By Reuters



DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 10

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———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ———————————————————– WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

** COPENHAGEN – Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will pay an official visit to Copenhagen, Denmark (Final Day).

** ATHENS – Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Maximos Mansion, Athens – 1600 GMT. BEIJING – Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation Alie Kabba will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 16). BREST, France – French-Japanese foreign and defence ministerial meeting in the western city of Brest, France. BUCHAREST – European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau will visit Romania (to Jan. 11). DAMASCUS – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz will visit his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Syria. BEIJING – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Final Day). PALM SPRINGS, Ca – 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 14).

LJUBLJANA – Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades starts a two-day visit to Slovenia (Final Day)

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 ** HELSINKI – Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will pay an official visit to Helsinki, Finland (to Jan. 12). ** WASHINGTON D.C. – Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will meet with several officials of International Monetary Fund (IMF). VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache hold a news conference in Vienna – 1000 GMT. BAGHDAD – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad.

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Eighth Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

** SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan – The first meeting of foreign ministers, which is part of the India-Central Asia dialogue involving Afghanistan, will take place in Samarkand. The meeting will be attended by foreign ministers of India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan (to Jan. 13). HAITI – 9th anniversary of Haiti’s magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

BEIGING – Finnish President Sauli Niinistoe will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping (to Jan. 16). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JANUARY 14

ABU DHABI – International Water Summit 2019 (to Jan. 17). ABU DHABI – World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 (to Jan. 17). TUNISIA – 8th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

– – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 ** MINSK – Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Karin Kneissl, will visit Belarus. PARIS – OECD Economic Surveys: Denmark 2019, Paris, France. SINGAPORE – Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani speaks at a Financial Times event in Singapore on infrastructure finance. OSLO – Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen delivers speech on the “state of the nation” at a breakfast seminar – 0800 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

BANGKOK – 16th CLMV Senior Economic Officials Meeting. BANGKOK – First Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the Fiftieth ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (SEOM1/50) (to Jan. 18). – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 CHIANG MAI, Thailand – ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (to Jan. 18).

BELGRADE – Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic to discuss resolution of the Kosovo crisis, economic cooperation and regional issues. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

** GUJARAT, India – Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend the International Investment Summit in India. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

JERUSALEM – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will visit Israel.

BRUSSELS – European Motor Show Brussels 2019 (to Jan. 27). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

BERLIN – Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will make an official visit to Germany (to Jan. 22). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 ** BERLIN – Uzbekistan President will visit Germany (to Jan. 23). BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meet in Brussels. MOSCOW – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Moscow to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. BUCHAREST – European Affairs Ministers meet in Romania (to Jan. 23). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. FRANKFURT – Handelsblatt Annual German Energy Conference, speakers include Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall, EnBW CEO Frank Mastiaux, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (to Jan. 24)

DAVOS, Switzerland – World Economic Forum 2014 Annual Meeting (to Jan. 25). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

PANAMA CITY, Florida – Pope Francis celebrates his third World Youth Day in Panama (to Jan. 27)

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

DAVOS, Switzerland – World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. EGYPT – Eighth Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 NEW DELHI – India celebrates its Republic Day with a grand parade exhibiting its military might and national culture with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chief guest – 0230 GMT. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 SOFIA – Bulgaria will host an economic forum on its bid to join the euro zone. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to attend.

LONDON – Costa Book of the Year will be announced.

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SAN SALVADOR – EI Salvador Presidential Election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ABU DHABI – Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to attend an interfaith meeting – 0800 GMT.

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** BRATISLAVA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the prime ministers of the Visegrad group – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – at a summit in Bratislava. ** PARIS – Environment ministers of France, Portugal, Spain and Britain as well as EU Energy Chief Maros Sefcovic will speak at Paris SER renewable energy conference – 0800 GMT. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. BRUSSELS – Euro Zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

ABUJA – Nigerian Presidential Election. ABUJA – Nigerian House of Representatives election. ABUJA – Nigerian Senate election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

** CAIRO – The first summit between EU Member States and the Arab League to be held. European and Arab state leaders to discuss migration and other issues at the summit to be hosted by Egypt. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

HAVANA – Referendum election. CAIRO – EU-League of Arab States summit (to Feb. 25). CHISINAU – Moldovan Parliament election. BANGKOK – Thailand Senate election. BANGKOK – Thailand House of Representatives election.

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