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—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ————————————————————————————— WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 ** CANCUN, Mexico - Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto attends the Fifth World Ocean Summit. ** BRUSSELS - Qatar emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani meets the European Commission’s high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk - 1000 GMT. ** SENNINGEN, Luxembourg - EU Council President Donald Tusk and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel meet to discuss Brexit, hold a joint news conference on the draft guidelines on the framework for the future relationship with the UK - 1200 GMT. ** WASHINGTON D.C. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Economic Club of Washington D.C. - 1315 GMT. N’DJAMENA/DJIBOUTI/ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI/ABUJA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria (to March 13). GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, 37th session (to March 23). PORT MORESBY - APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (to March 9). BEIJING - Tonga King Tupou VI visits China and meets with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping (to March 8). GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, pre-sessional Working Group on Communications, 122nd session (to March 9). NEW YORK, United States - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivers an address followed by a discussion at New York’s Asia Society - 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua begins a crucial visit to the United States. ADDIS ABABA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit Ethiopia. LONDON - Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Britain and speak with British Prime Minister Theresa May on topics such as extremism and societal reform. PAPUA NEW GUINEA - SOM First Senior Officials’ Meeting (to March 8).

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 8 ** SANTIAGO - Trade Ministers from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam will hold a joint press conference after signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. ** BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki - 0900 GMT. ** BRUSSELS - EU Council President Donald Tusk meets Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili - 1100 GMT. ** VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets Liechtenstein Prime Minister Adrian Hasler - 1330 GMT. ** BRUSSELS - High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, speaks at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum - 1515 GMT. ** DUBLIN - OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria speaks in Irish parliament - 1530 GMT. GENEVA – 88th Geneva International Motor Show (to March 18). GLOBAL - International Women’s Day. PORT MORESBY – APEC SOM First Senior Officials’ Meeting (to March 9). BRUSSELS - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks at Brussels Forum.

DUBLIN - OECD Economic Survey: Ireland BRUSSELS - The European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council (to March 9).

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FRIDAY MARCH 9 ** COLOMBO - UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will visit Sri Lanka (to March 11). ** VILNIUS - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to meet Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. ** HANOI - South Korea’s first female foreign minister, Kang Kyung Wha, visits Vietnam. She will meet with Vietnam deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, and pay courtesy calls to President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. TIBET - 59th anniversary of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. MUNICH, Germany - German economy summit meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel - 1000 GMT. DUSHANBE - Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Tajikistan (to Mar. 10). NEW DELHI - French President Emmanuel Macron on official visit to India (to March 12) VILNIUS - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will visit Lithuania. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 11 KIEV - The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini will visit Ukraine (to March 12). SENDAI, Japan – 7th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. CUBA - Election Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 12 TOKYO - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will pay an official visit to Japan. GENEVA - United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, sixty third session (to Mar. 29). GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, 122nd session (to Apr. 6). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 PARIS, France - Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change meet in France (to Mar 16). BRUSSELS - The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 ** ASTANA - Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon will visit Kazakhstan. TEHRAN - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will pay an official visit to Iran. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 15 DUBLIN, Ireland - St. Patrick’s Festival (to March 19). GLOBAL - World Day of Action against Seal Hunting. LONDON - Robert Ophele, chair of the authorities of financial markets, France’s stock market regulator, gives an OMFIF City Lecture in London. SOFIA - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a one-day visit to Bulgaria.

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

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 16 BUENOS AIRES - G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires (to March 20). HALABJA, Iraq - 30th anniversary of 5000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

ASTANA - Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mohammad Javad Zarif, meet in the Kazakh capital city of Astana. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 PORTLAND, United States - IAAF World Indoor Championships 2016 (to March 20) SYDNEY - ASEAN-Australia Special Summit (to Mar. 18).

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

MONDAY, MARCH 19 EGYPT – 7th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, Twenty-second session (to Mar. 23). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 GLOBAL - World Water Day. INDONESIA – 2nd Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (SEOM 2/49) and Related Meetings (to Mar. 29). BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar 23). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 23 BUDAPEST - Polish President Andrzej Duda to visit Hungary (to March 24). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 24 GLOBAL - World Tuberculosis Day. - - - - - - - - -

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. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 31 DUBAI - HORSE RACING - 2018 Dubai World Cup. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, APRIL 16 LUXEMBOURG - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, APRIL 17 LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, APRIL 23 WASHINGTON D.C. - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the United States (to April 25). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, APRIL 27 SOFIA - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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