February 9, 2018 / 12:19 PM / 8 months ago

DIARY-Political and General News Events from Feb 9

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—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events —————————————————————————————- FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 ** BRUSSELS - EU-Azerbaijan Cooperation Council – 1000 GMT.

GHANA - The Queen of Belgium, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mathilde, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Alex De Croo, arrived in Ghana (Final Day).

GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, 19th session (Final Day). SINGAPORE - ASEAN Finance and Central Bank Working Group Meetings (Final Day). SAPPORO, Japan – 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11).

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

BEIJING - Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat pays an official visit to China (Final Day). PYEONGCHANG - United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak visits South Korea (to Feb 11).

BEIJING - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi visits China (to Feb 10). WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visits the United States (Final Day). ATHENS - EU economic affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici to meet Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos for talks on the latest developments and next steps in Greece’s bailout programme (Final Day). NEW YORK – Women’s New York Fashion Week 2018 (to Feb. 16). PYEONGCHANG - 2018 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (to Feb. 24). VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Prime Minister of Estonia - 0900 GMT. BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Beijing - 0930 GMT BEIJING - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Zhongnanhai - 0830 GMT

LOS ANGELES - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Los Angeles - 1100 GMT. DHAKA - UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Dhaka (to Feb 10). EAST JERUSALEM/ MUSCAT/ ABU DHABI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a state visit to Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman (to Feb. 12). - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 ABU DHABI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the UAE to attend the World Governmet Summit. He will be meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - 2018 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

BOGOTA/QUITO - Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov will travel to Colombia and Ecuador on a working visit to participate in the consultations on political affairs (to Feb. 16).

GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on Communications, 22nd session (to Feb. 16). 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.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 GLOBAL - Valentine’s Day. BEIRUT - 13th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

SOFIA - The Foreign affairs ministers of EU member states gather for an informal meeting to (Feb. 16). BERLIN – 68th Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 25).

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ** BERLIN - Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks at Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue. - 1315 GMT LONDON - London Fashion Week Winter 2017 (to Feb. 20).

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 NEW DELHI – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits India (to Feb. 23). PRISTINA - 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

- - - - - - - - - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 ** HYDERABAD - The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (to Feb 21).

GENEVA - United Nations Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Thirty-first annual meeting (to Feb 23). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ** BRUNEI - ASEAN Senior Level Committee (SLC) Meeting.

BRUSSELS - The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 KIEV – Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati visits Ukraine (to Feb. 23).

LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2018.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 ** BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government.

DJIBOUTI - Djiboutian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 ** PAPUA NEW GUINEA – APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM 1) (to Mar 9).

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (to Mar. 9). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 ** MACEDONIA – Persident of European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker will visit Macedonia, the first stop of his Western Balkans tour aimed at presenting the EU’s Western Balkans Strategy. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, 37th session (to March 23). BRUSSELS - The EU Foreign Affairs Council meets in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ** NEW YORK – United Nations Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, operational activities for development segment (to March 1). ** BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

SINGAPORE - 24th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEM-R) and 16th AEMEU Trade Commissioner Consultations (to March 2). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 4 ** PAPUA NEW GUINEA – APEC (EC) Economic Committee Meeting (to Mar 5).

ITALY - Election for Italian Chamber of Deputies. ITALY - Election for Italian Senate. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 5 ** GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, pre-sessional Working Group on Communications, 122nd session (to Mar 9). ** REPUBLIC OF KOREA - ASEAN+3 Taskforce Meeting (Finance) (to March 6).

KIEV - Finland Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini is scheduled to visit Ukraine (to March 6). - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 ** PAPUA NEW GUINEA - SOM First Senior Officials’ Meeting (to March 8).

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11 CUBA - Election Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 12 ** GENEVA - United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, sixty third session (to March 29). ** GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, 122nd session (to April 6). ** BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 ** BRUSSELS - The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 ** BRUSSELS - The European Union Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on social policy meeting.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17 ** SYDNEY - ASEAN-Australia Special Summit (to March 18). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 ** SINGAPORE – ASEAN 24th Meeting of Senior Officials Committee for the ASCC (SOCA) (to March 22). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 19 ** GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, Twenty-second session (to March 23). ** BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. ** EU-Algeria Association Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 **BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ** INDONESIA – 2 nd Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (SEOM 2/49) and Related Meetings (to March 29 ** BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar 23). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 26 ** VARNA, Bulgaria - EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting in Varna (Bulgaria). - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 ** NEW YORK - United Nations High-level International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Organizational session.

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