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DIARY-Political and General News Events from April 16

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** BEIJING - World Economic Forum (WEF) Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People. ** PARIS - Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris - 0700 GMT. ** MADRID - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will hold a two-day state visit to Spain (to April 18). ** BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier meets with EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Maros Sefcovic, with discussion likely to include the planned offshore gas pipeline Nord Stream 2. - 0830 GMT. ** PARIS - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace and will give a statement after meeting - 1300 GMT.

** Buenos Aires – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives in Buenos Aires to meet President Mauricio Macri of Argentina. ** London – Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visits London. ** Dushanbe – Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Tajikistan.

SAHARA DESERT, Morocco - Desert Marathon Des sables (Final day). TOKYO - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Japan and co-chair the fourth high-level economic dialogue between China and Japan with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (to April 17).

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern at the Elysee palace. The meeting is followed by joint statements - 1000 GMT

ASTANA / TASHKENT - S. Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will embark upon a three-day trip from Monday that will take her to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and meet with the Kazak and Uzbek foreign ministers (to April 18). NEW YORK, United States - United Nation Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, coordination and management meeting (to April 18) STOCKHOLM/LONDON – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sweden and the United Kingdom for bilateral meetings with the two key European countries as well as two multilateral summits — the India-Nordic Summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) (to April 20). VATICAN CITY – 91st birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. BOSTON - 2018 Boston Marathon. LUXEMBOURG - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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** TIRANA - EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini visits Albania. ** HANOI, Vietnam - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visits Hanoi to co-chair the 3rd Joint Commission Meeting at the foreign ministerial level between the two countries with his Vietnamese counterpart Phạm Bình Minh. Marsudi is also scheduled to meet Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the same day. ** PARIS - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the National Assembly in Paris - 1300 GMT.

** AMMAN – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will begin a three-day official visit to Jordan (to April 19). BEIJING – Nepali Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali will visit China (to April 21)

BERLIN - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a speech on achieving “progressive and inclusive growth” at the party think tank of the Germany’s Social Democrats in Berlin. Social Democratic Party (SPD) general secretary Lars Klingbeil will also speak. - 1300 GMT. ZURICH - European Gold Forum meeting in Zurich (to April 19).

MBABANE - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to visit Swaziland (to April 21). WASHINGTON D.C. - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit the United States (to April 20). LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 ** STRASBOURG, France - EU Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discuss the outcome of the last EU summit with MEPs - 0630 GMT.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19

** THE HAGUE, Netherlands - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, delivers lecture on “How NATO Adapts to a Changing World” - 1230 GMT. ** BERLIN - EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger discusses the future of EU finances after Britain leaves the European Union - 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON D.C. - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim holds a news conference ahead of the spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank - 1245 GMT. WASHINGTON D.C. - Ahead of the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the Group of 24 developing nations hold a news conference - 2115 GMT.

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FRIDAY APRIL 20

** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi - 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON D.C. - Annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF, Spring meetings (to April 22). BHUTAN - Bhutanese National Council election PARAGUAY – Presidential election

PARAGUAY - Paraguayan Chamber of Senators election PARAGUAY - Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies election

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (to April 22). UNITED STATES - 8th anniversary of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. WASHINGTON, D.C. - United Nations Annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF, Spring meetings (to Apr. 22). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, APRIL 21 LONDON - Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her 92nd birthday. PARIS – 57th anniversary of the first manned mission to space. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, APRIL 22

** HANOVER, Germany - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology. - 1600 GMT. SHANGHAI - Indian External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to China and attend the foreign ministers’ meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (to Apr.23).

FRENCH POLYNESIA - Assembly of French Polynesia Election. GLOBAL - Earth Day. LONDON - 2018 London Marathon. TOKYO - Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of the Kingdom of Sweden will pay an Official Visit to Japan (to April 25). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, APRIL 23 STOCKHOLM - United Nation’s Secretary-General Anotnio Guterres meets Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

RIGA - Norway Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visit Latvia (to April 26). NEW YORK – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up, including the special high-level meetings of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, the World Trade Organization and UNCTAD (to April 27). GLOBAL – U.N. World Book and Copyright Day.

WASHINGTON D.C. - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the United States (to April 25). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, APRIL 24 ULAANBAATAR - Indian External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Mongolia (to April 25).

LONDON - City Lecture with François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Bank of France. LONDON – Lunch discussion with François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Bank of France. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 BERN, Switzerland - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier makes state visit to Switzerland (to April 26). SINGAPORE - The Leaders of ASEAN Member States meet in Singapore to discuss regional and international issues (to April 28).

FAROE ISLANDS - Referendum Election. GLOBAL - World Malaria Day. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, APRIL 27

** RIGA - Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visit Latvia. SOFIA - Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to April 28). SOFIA - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, APRIL 28 GABON - Gabonese National Assembly election. PORT ARTHUR, Tasmania - 20th anniversary of Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, APRIL 29 LONDON – 7th wedding anniversary of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, APRIL 30

** NEW YORK - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari meets U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 1 CANBERRA – French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Australia (to May 03)

NEW YORK, United States – United Nation Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, integration segment (to May 3). - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 MANILA - ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (to May. 4). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MAY 6 FRENCH POLYNESIA - Assembly of French Polynesia election LEBANON - Lebanese National Assembly election - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 ** MALAYSIA - Malaysian House of Representatives election.

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SATURDAY, MAY 12 TIMOR-LESTE - Timorese National Parliament election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MAY 14 NEW YORK, United States – United Nation General Assembly, Intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and its preparatory process (to May 18). NEW YORK, United States - United Nations High-level International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament (to May 16). BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 15 IRAQ - Iraqi council of representatives election.

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THURSDAY, MAY 17

BURUNDI - Referendum election. NEW YORK, United States - Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine,”70 Years after 1948 - Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable Peace” (to May 18). SOFIA - EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 18 NEW YORK, United States - Economic and Social Council, Special meeting of the Council on international cooperation in tax matters. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MAY 20 ** VENEZUELA – Presidential elections.

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MONDAY, MAY 21 NEW YORK, United States - Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, high-level segment, Development Cooperation Forum (to May 22). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MAY 22 BUCHAREST - OMFIF Economists Meeting with the National Bank of Romania. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MAY 24 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 25 BRUSSELS - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MAY 27 COLOMBIA - Presidential elections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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