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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 ** GOMEL, Belarus - Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - 0900 GMT. ** ADDIS ABABA - Sudanese President Bashir to visit Ethiopia and meets with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. ATHENS - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Greece (to Dec. 8). BALI - Moroccan King Mohammed VI visits Indonesia (to Dec. 8). VIENNA - 24th OSCE Ministerial Council (to Dec. 8). BRUSSELS - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Dec. 8) TOKYO - Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis makes a three-day visit to Japan (to Dec. 8)

BEIJING - Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will pay a state visit to China (to Dec. 9). PYONGYANG - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will visit North Korea (to Dec. 8). KUALA LUMPUR - The Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patricia Lee Reddy, will pay a state visit to Malaysia (to Dec. 8). KIEV/ATHENS/ROME - Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai will visit Ukraine, Greece and Italy (to Dec. 13). PARIS - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in France.

BELGRADE - Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Romania’s Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Serbia to meet Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

PARIS - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri will meet ministers from major powers in Paris.

VILNIUS - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will meet with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius, and will attend an economic forum. NEW DELHI - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit India (to Dec. 10). - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 ** TEHRAN - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson will visit Iran. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

PARIS - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in France.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 ** MOSCOW - Libya Foreign Minister Mohamed Taha Siala will visit Russia and meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (to Dec. 12) ** BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Ministers will meet Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ** CAIRO - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt on Monday to meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. ** ACCRA - Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Ghana (to Dec. 13). NEW DELHI - Russian, Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov, Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi, will have a trilateral meeting in New Delhi. BRUSSELS - EU Foreign affairs council meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 MINSK - Moldova’s Prime Minister Pavel Filip will visit Belarus and will attend the Belarus-Moldova business forum.

NEW DELHI - India, Australia, Japan Foreign Secretaries to hold trilateral meet in New Delhi.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 ** TOKYO - Myanmar President Htin Kyaw to visit Japan (to Dec. 17). BEIJING - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to China (to Dec. 16).

TOKYO - The United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres will visit Japan (to Dec. 14).

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BEIJING - South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in China.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

JERUSALEM - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel (to Dec. 19)

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 CAIRO - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Egypt, meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 WARSAW - British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Poland.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 1 TALLIN – 7th anniversary of adoption of the euro by Estonia. MALTA - Malta takes over the presidency of the EU from Luxembourg.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 2 LONDON - Costa Book Category Awards Winners to be announced. PALM SPRINGS, Ca - 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (to Jan. 15). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 BURMA - 70th Anniversary of Burma’s Independence.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 PHNOM PENH - The ruling Cambodian People’s Party celebrates the 39th anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 LONDON - London Boat Show 2018 (to Jan. 14).

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

SOFIA - EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker visits Sofia.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 DETROIT - North American International Auto Show 2018 (to Jan. 28).

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 INDIA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a four-day visit (to Jan. 18).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15 GENEVA - Human Rights Council, Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 29th session (to Jan. 26).

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22

BRUSSELS - The Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Brussels.

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