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DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 13

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—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ————————————————————————————— TUESDAY, MARCH 13 ** HAVANA - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will visit Cuba (to March 15).

** ATHENS - President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is paying an official visit to Greece and meets Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens (to March 14). ** KABUL - U.S.Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace.

** TOKYO - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena meets Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese Emperor Akihito during his visit to Japan (to March 14). ** SYDNEY - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will give a speech ahead of this week’s 10-nation ASEAN summit in Sydney.

** MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a joint news conference with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi after talks in Moscow - 0900 GMT.

** BRUSSELS - EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and Bulgarian finance minister Vladislav Goranov give news conference in Brussels.

KHARTOUM - Qatari deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Mohammed Bin Abdel Rahman Al Thani, arrives in Sudan (to Mar 14).

N’DJAMENA/DJIBOUTI/ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI/ABUJA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria (Final Day). GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, 37th session (to March 23). GENEVA – 88th Geneva International Motor Show (to March 18). MOSCOW - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu starts his three-day visit to Russia (to March 14). WELLINGTON - Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits New Zealand & meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington.(to March 14). MOSCOW - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visits Moscow (Final Day). TOKYO - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will pay an official visit to Japan (to Mar 17). 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). SKOPJE – U.S. ASSISTANT Secretary of State Mitchell to visit Skopje. During his visit he will meet Macedonia Prime minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov. PARIS - 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 ** BAKU - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visit Baku to attend 6th Global Baku Forum.

** KIEV - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Ukraine.

** HELSINKI - European Council President Donald Tusk is due to meet Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila to discuss Brexit and other topical EU issues - 0830 GMT.

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 ** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House.

** BAKU - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Baku to meet with Azerbaijani, Georgian and Iranian counterparts.

WASHINGTON D.C. - South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha [Kang Kyo’ng-hwa] will hold talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington (to Mar 17).

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 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 ** BUENOS AIRES - G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires (to March 20).

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 ** WASHINGTON D.C.- Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit White House.

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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