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** WASHINGTON D.C. - UAE Foreign Minister H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan began a visit to Washington D.C. ** MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano for talks in Moscow. Talks will be followed by a joint news conference. - 0800 GMT. ** LISBON - Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca meets with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. - 1030 GMT. ** WASHINGTON D.C. - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit the Pentagon and hold talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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 (to May 17) 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). MOSCOW/DUSHANBE - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Russia and Tajikistan (to May 16). MOSCOW - German finance minister Olaf Scholz will visit to Russia (Final Day). 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).

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

** SOFIA - Zoran Zaev, Macedonia prime minister and Alexis Tsipras, Greek prime minister, are among participants of the Party of European Socialists preparatory meeting ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia.

BRUSSELS - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet - 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

** BERN, Switzerland - Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla meets Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis for talks - 1000 GMT.

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

** WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. President Donald Trump and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres confer at the White House.

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

** SEOUL - Morocco Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani will visit South Korea (to May 24). SARAJEVO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Bosnia and Herzegovina. VENEZUELA – Presidential elections.

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** SOCHI, Russia – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Sochi for an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MAY 29 ** TOKYO - Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang will make a visit to Japan for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito (to June 2). ** JAKARTA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia (to May 31). ** PARIS - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum 2018 (to May 30).

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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. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

** KATHMANDU - 17th anniversary of Nepal King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and eight other members of the royal family assassinated by Crown Prince in royal family massacre.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3 SLOVENIA - Slovenian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, JUNE 4

** HONOLULU – Japan Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko to visit Hawaii (to June 7). ** CHILE – 7th anniversary of Chile’s Puyehue volcano eruption, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia. ** HONG KONG - Tens of thousands attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. 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

** GLOBAL - World Environment Day.

VIENNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Austria.

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

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** QUEBEC, Canada – G7 Summit (to June 9). 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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