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—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————————————- THURSDAY, MAY 10 ** CAIRO - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok in Cairo - 0000 GMT. ** NOMADELFIA/ LOPPIANO - Pope visits towns of Nomadelfia and Loppiano in Tuscany - 0600 GMT. TOKYO - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang makes state visit to Japan (to May. 11). ALTICE ARENA, Lisbon - 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (to May. 12). NAIROBI - Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh will visit Kenya (to May. 11). ATHENS - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visit Greece (to May. 11). MOSCOW - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow - 0800 GMT.

NAYPYIDAW – Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Myanmar (to May. 11).

AACHEN, Germany - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

WARSAW – President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman visits Poland (to May. 11).

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 ** HAVANA - Cuba President Miguel Diaz Canel receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. KIEV - Slovenian President Borut Pahor to visit Ukraine.

KATHMANDU – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal (to May. 12).

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM 2) (to May. 24). - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MAY 12 ASSISI, Italy - German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech on peace and Europe in the city of Assisi, where she will receive an award from the monks at the Basilica of St. Francis. She will also hold a private bi-lateral meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos - 0930 GMT. JAKARTA - 27th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (to May. 17).

GLOBAL - International Nurses Day.

TIMOR-LESTE - Timorese National Parliament election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MAY 14 ** SOCHI, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Armenia Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. ** WARSAW - Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban visits Poland and meets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini meets Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel to discuss trade, migration and fight against terrorism. MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu, Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Defence Minister Sedki Sobhy Sayyid Ahmed will meet.

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 ** WASHINGTON D.C. - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to make an official visit to the United States, meet U.S. President Donald Trump (to May. 17). ** SOFIA - Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives in Bulgaria on an official visit. GLOBAL - U.N. International Day of Families.

IRAQ - Iraqi council of representatives election.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 16

LISBON – 6th anniversary of 78 billion euro bail-out of Portugal by eurozone leaders.

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THURSDAY, MAY 17 RUSSIA - 15th ASEAN-Russia Senior Officials’ Meeting (ARSOM) (to May. 18). GLOBAL - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

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 SOCHI, Russia - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Sochi for talks.

GLOBAL - International Museum Day.

NEW YORK, United States - Economic and Social Council, Special meeting of the Council on international cooperation in tax matters. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MAY 20 SARAJEVO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Sarajevo. VENEZUELA – Presidential elections.

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BUENOS AIRES - G-20 Foreign Affairs Ministers meet in Buenos Aires.

NEW YORK, United States - Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, high-level segment, Development Cooperation Forum (to May. 22). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MAY 22 KIEV - Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid will visit Ukraine (to May 26 BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meets in Brussels. WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, ahead of the scheduled meeting between Trump and the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un.

GLOBAL - International Day for Biological Diversity.

BUCHAREST - OMFIF Economists Meeting with the National Bank of Romania. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MAY 24 MOSCOW - French President Emmanuel Macron visits Russia (to May 25). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 25

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – APEC ministers responsible for trade meeting (to May. 26). BRUSSELS - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MAY 27 COLOMBIA - Presidential elections. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MAY 28 BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meets in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Brazil. MIAMI, FL - Miami Beach International Fashion Week (to Jun. 3). - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MAY 31 WHISTLER, Canada - G7 finance and development ministers, as well as central bank governors will meet on the theme of “investing in growth that works for everyone” (to Jun. 2). GLOBAL - World No Tobacco Day. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 SLOVENIA - Slovenian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 4 ** JOHANNESBURG - BRICS Foreign Ministers meets ahead of annual summit (to Jun. 5). SINGAPORE - 34th High Level Task Force on ASEAN Economic Integration (HLTF– EI) (to Jun. 5). SINGAPORE - ASEAN SOM, ASEAN Plus Three (APT) SOM, East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, and ASEAN Regional Forum SOM (to Jun. 7).

JOHANNESBURG - Foreign ministers of the BRICS group of emerging economies meet ahead of the July 25-27 main summit (to Jun. 5). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

VIENNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Austria.

KOKOPO, Papua New Guinea - Second Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (to Jun. 8).

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 8 ** CHARLEVOIX, Canada - Canada will host the G7 meeting in Charlevoix (to Jun. 9). - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 11 RIGA - Netherland King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will visit to Latvia (to Jun. 12). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 21 ** GENEVA - Pope Francis pays a one-day visit to Geneva. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 22

LUXEMBOURG - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, JUNE 24 TURKEY - Grand National Assembly of Turkey election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 25 ** LUXEMBOURG CITY - EU Foreign Affairs Council meets. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JUNE 26 LUXEMBOURG CITY - EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 28 ** BRUSSLES - European Council meets (to Jun. 29). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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