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** DOHA - Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived at Doha city in Qatar (to May 14). ** SOCHI, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a number of bilateral international meetings on the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit in Sochi. ** SOCHI, Russia - President Vladimir Putin will meet Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. ** VIENNA - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is on two day visit to Austria - 1100 GMT. ** MADRID - Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia host a lunch with Colombia’s President Santos and his wife at Zarzuela Palace - 1200 GMT. ** VIENNA - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg meets her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz - 1530 GMT.

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM 2) (to May. 24). JAKARTA - 27th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (to May. 17). LONDON - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Will speak at London Chatham House on “Turkey’s regional and global vision” - 0900 GMT. BEIJING - Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at Zhongnanhai in Beijing - 0130 GMT. MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow - 0630 GMT. BEIJING - Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0900 GMT. MOSCOW/DUSHANBE - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Russia and Tajikistan (to May 16). MOSCOW - Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit to Moscow and meet Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. MOSCOW - German finance minister Olaf Scholz will visit to Russia (to May 15). 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. - Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy and Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States (to May 19). ** PARIS - At the invitation of the French authorities, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits France to participate in a Conference on the Cyber Defence Pledge. Stoltenberg will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Defence Minister Florence Parly. ** BRUSSELS - Briefing by Bulgarian presidency of EU on EU trade ministers meeting on May 22 - 1200 GMT. ** AMSTERDAM- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Netherlands (to May 16). ** TOKYO - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks at WSJ CEO Council conference after his shock election win - 0440 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will host a meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday to discuss the Iran nuclear deal after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it (to May 16). BEIJING - Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT. LONDON - United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks. BEIJING - Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing - 1030 GMT. 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

** BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet - 0930 GMT. ** MANILA - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill starts an official 3-day visit to the Philippines and will meet President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang presidential palace - 0930 GMT. ** COPENHAGEN- The International Monetary Fund will presents preliminary findings from the annual assessment of economic and financial development in Denmark - 1100 GMT. ** SOFIA - EU heads of state, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker attend informal dinner ahead of a summit with leaders of the six Western Balkans countries in Sofia, Bulgaria. RIGA - Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz will pay a working visit to Latvia.

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

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THURSDAY, MAY 17

** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confer at the White House. 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

** BRATISLAVA - GLOBSEC, Europe’s biggest global security conference, is attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and Hungarian, Czech, Slovak and Polish foreign ministers, the Estonian defense minister Juri Luik and other officials.

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina. VENEZUELA – Presidential elections.

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** SOFIA - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is expected to make an official visit to Russia (to May 22).

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

** COPENHAGEN - The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen and Greenland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs will host a high-level meeting (to May 23). KIEV - Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid will visit Ukraine (to May 26). BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council meets in Brussels (trade). 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. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

** BRUSSELS - The European Business Summit’s annual 2-day conference at Egmont Palace in Brussels (to May 24). ** LUXEMBOURG - Official State visit of Dutch King and Queen to Luxembourg. BRUSSELS - European Economic Area Council meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MAY 24

** BARBADOS - Barbadian House of Assembly election. MOSCOW - French President Emmanuel Macron visits Russia (to May 25). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 25

** IRELAND - Referendum election.

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). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, JUNE 12 SINGAPORE - U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 21 LUXEMBOURG CITY – Eurogroup meeting. 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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