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—————————————————————————————- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ————————————————————————————— FRIDAY, APRIL 13 ** PERU – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Venezuelan opposition leaders in Lima. ** PERU – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to meet with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Lima. ** BERLIN – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic visits Berlin & meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ** GERMANY - Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos meets his new German counterpart Olaf Scholz for talks. - 0800 GMT ** MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds meeting and joint news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok in Moscow. - 0900 GMT ** LONDON - Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko speaks at a press conference in London.

SAHARA DESERT, Morocco - Desert Marathon Des sables (to Apr. 16). BEIJING - Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato visits China (to April 15).

TOKYO - Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, visits Japan and meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Final Day).

MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Madrid - 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS - Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas meets with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini - 1045 GMT.

DUSHANBE - North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will visit Tajikistan (to Apr. 15).

HONG KONG, China (PRC) - Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. BEIJING - Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato meets his Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Diaoyutai in Beijing. BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini meets New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters - 0800 GMT. GERMANY - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to discuss bilateral relations, Europe, and economic issues - 1000 GMT. LIMA - U.S. President Donald Trump visits Lima for the Summit of the Americas (to Apr 14). LIMA - Inauguration of the VIII Summit of the Americas. Heads of State and Governments attend the inauguration followed by dinner hosted by Peru’s President Miguel Vizcarra. - 2300 GMT.

MOSCOW - The Netherlands Foreign Minister Stef Blok meets with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 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).

GUATEMALA - Referendum Election. MONTENEGRO - Presidential Election. BELFAST/NEW YORK – 106th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. BOGOTA - U.S. President Donald Trump to meet Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, APRIL 16 ** 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.

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, APRIL 17 ** BEIJING – Nepali Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali will visit China (to Apr 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 Apr 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. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 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 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 ** 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 Apr 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 Apr. 25). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, APRIL 24 ** ULAANBAATAR - Indian External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Mongolia (to Apr. 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 SOFIA - Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to Apr. 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. - - - - - - - - - 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 - - - - - - - - - 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. - - - - - - - - - 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 election. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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