DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 13 By Reuters



DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 13

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———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ———————————————————– WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

** BERLIN – 19th International Cartel Conference with Federal Minister of Economics Altmaier, EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager and Spotify CEO Ek (to Mar.15).

** PARIS – Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos meets with journalists over lunch in Paris to give an update on the country’s return to the debt markets – 1130 GMT. ** TIRANA – Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev visits Albania – 1130 GMT.

** BRUSSELS – Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos meets with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Brussels. ** JAKARTA – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will meet her Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Jakarta. ** NAIROBI – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena participate as a special invited guest in the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

WASHINGTON D C – Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will be on a working visit to the United States (to March 14). KUALA LUMPUR – The President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook will undertake a state visit to Malaysia (to March 14). WASHINGTON, D. C. – Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale visits Washington, D.C. to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of State (Final Day) DJIBOUTI – French President Emmanuel Macron will begin a tour in East Africa (to Mar 14). GENEVA – 89th Geneva International Motor Show (to March 17). BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN/ KUALA LUMPUR/ PHNOM PENH – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia (to Mar. 16).

HOUSTON, United States – Global energy ministers and executives from the world’s largest oil producers meet in Houston to discuss factors affecting oil and gas, electricity and power markets (to Mar. 15) HOUSTON, United States – Global energy ministers and executives from the world’s largest oil producers meet in Houston to discuss factors affecting oil and gas, electricity and power markets (to March 15). BRUSSELS – President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, gives keynote speech at the European Union’s annual peace and donor conference for Syria – 0900 GMT. YEREVAN – Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili will pay a two-day visit to Yerevan (to Mar 14). WASHINGTON D.C. – El Salvador President Nayib Bukele travels to the United States to meet President Donald Trump’s government authorities to discuss issues of security, migration and cooperation. VIENNA – Austrian European Affairs Minister Gernot Bluemel and governors of Austria’s nine provinces hold a meeting on Brexit and how best to prepare for it, followed by a news conference – 1030 GMT. HOUSTON, TX – Energy ministers of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia will hold a panel discussion on Latin American energy markets – 2100 GMT.

NAIROBI – French President Emmanuel Macron with his host Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta opens the One Plant Summit, dedicated to climate change issues in Africa (to Mar.14) BERLIN – Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith with military honors at the Chancellery in Berlin – 1100 GMT. ADDIS ABABA – French President Macron visits Africa Union (AU) headquarters, meets AU Chairperson Moussa Faki before holding a media briefing. LONDON – British Parliament to vote on whether to leave the EU without a deal on March 29. NAIROBI – French President Emmanuel Macron visits Kenya (to March 14) – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 PRAGUE – Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on an official visit to the Czech Republic, as Romania holds the rotating presidency of the European Council (to Mar.16). WASHINGTON D.C. – Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar visits Washington ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. VIENNA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen – 1300 GMT. VIENNA – Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a news conference on his visit to Austria – 1530 GMT.

LONDON – Possible vote in UK parliament on extending Brexit negotiating period – 1200 GMT.

DUBLIN – St. Patrick’s Festival (to March 18). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

** KHARTOUM – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov will pay an official visit to Sudan.

BRUSSELS – EU-Turkey Association Council meeting. GLOBAL – World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS – Syria marks the 8th anniversary of an increasingly bloody uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16

HALABJA, Iraq – 31st anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack. BRATISLAVA – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 JAKARTA – Indonesian presidential to debate on education, health and other issues.

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MONDAY, MARCH 18 ** BUENOS AIRES – Danish Queen Margrethe II meets President Mauricio Macri during state visit in Argentina. ** WASHINGTON DC – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, accompanied by Economy Minister Paulo Guedes and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo – 1900 GMT.

ANTALYA, Turkey – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov working visit to the Republic of Turkey.

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and international officials from research organizations, politics, business and civil communities to attend the annual Global Solutions Summit in Berlin debating ways to make the world a better place (to Mar. 19). BRUSSELS – EU foreign affairs ministers meet to be held to discuss foreign affairs matters. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 WASHINGTON D.C – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in White house.

DUSHANBE – Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov will visit Tajikistan (to Mar. 20). EGYPT – 8th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

ROME – Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Italy to sign major trade deals to bolster the country’s flagging economy. BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 22). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

SANTIAGO – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has proposed a new grouping of Latin leaders, named Prosur, to take over the previous grouping, named Unasur. Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana and Suriname invited to its first sitting on March 22.

GLOBAL – World Water Day. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 SANTIAGO – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on an official visit to Chile, meets local counterpart Sebastian Pinera at La Moneda government house in Santiago. PALMERO, Italy – Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit the Sicilian capital Palermo with the Italian government eager to sign major trade deals to bolster the country’s flagging economy.

GLOBAL – World Meteorological Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 MONACO – Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Monaco, meets Prince Albert. HAVANA – Britain Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.

GLOBAL – World Tuberculosis Day.

OUAGADOUGOU – Referendum election.

MORONI – Presidential election. BANGKOK – Thailand House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MARCH 25

LONDON – OMFIF-World Trade Organization seminar. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 BISHKEK – Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Kyrgyzstan. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 JAKARTA – Indonesia hosts a fourth presidential debate on state ideology, governance, security and international relations.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31 JERUSALEM – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Israel (to Apr. 3). KIEV – Presidential election. BAGHDAD – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 WASHINGTON D.C. – NATO foreign ministers to hold their regular April meeting in Washington, rather than Brussels, as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-led military alliance (to Apr.4) SOLOMON ISLANDS – Solomon Islander National Parliament election. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 PARIS – Foreign affairs and interior ministers of G7 nations to meet in French Brittany sea resort of Dinard (to Apr. 6) BUCHAREST – European Union finance ministers and central bank governors to hold an informal two-day meeting (to Apr. 6) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 MALDIVES – Maldivian People’s Council election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ANDORRA – Andorran General Council – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, APRIL 8 LUXEMBOURG CITY – EU Foreign Affairs Ministers to meet to discuss foreign affairs matters. DUBAI – 27th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference will be hosted by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and will feature speeches by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Group), as well as the Omani Minister of Oil and Gas and other energy industry leaders (to Apr. 9) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 ISRAEL – Israeli Knesset election. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 BELIZE – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 FINLAND – Finnish Parliament election. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 INDONESIA – President election. INDONESIA – Indonesian Regional Representative Council election. INDONESIA – Indonesian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 ALGERIA – President election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 MACEDONIA – President election. COMOROS – President election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 BENIN – Beninese National Assembly election. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

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