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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 ** SINGAPORE/BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono visits Singapore and Brunei (Final Day).

** BANGKOK - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets with Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during his official visit to Thailand – 1100 GMT.

** BANGKOK - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Deputy Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Affairs French Republic will make an official visit to Thailand (to Feb. 13).

** CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Egypt and meets with top officials including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry – 0800 GMT. ** BELFAST - British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will meet with Northern Ireland’s main political parties in Belfast to urge the restoration of the province’s devolved administration – 1200 GMT. ** MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas – 1500 GMT. ** PRISTINA - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will visit Kosovo and meet Kosovo President Hashim Thaci – 1500 GMT.

** ZAGREB - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on a state visit to Croatia. Meets President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (to Feb. 13).

** BAGHDAD - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits Iraq.

** ANKARA - Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev visits Turkey. ** ROME - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to meet with Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti in Rome – 1300 GMT.

BOGOTA/QUITO - Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov will travel to Colombia and Ecuador on a working visit to participate in the consultations on political affairs (to Feb. 16).

GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group on Communications, 22nd session (to Feb. 16). NEW YORK - 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (to Feb 13).

VENICE - Venice Carnival 2018 (to Feb. 13).

NEW YORK – Women’s New York Fashion Week 2018 (to Feb. 16). PYEONGCHANG - 2018 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (to Feb. 24). EAST JERUSALEM/ MUSCAT/ ABU DHABI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a state visit to Palestine, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman (Final Day). - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 ** BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to host press conference ahead of defence ministers’ meeting – 1000 GMT.

** VIENNA - European Council President Donald Tusk meets Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz – 1100 GMT.

BEIRUT - 10th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL - World Radio Day. NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2018.

- - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 ** CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unveils his fiscal 2019 budget – 1800 GMT.

** ANKARA - Gambian President Adama Barrow to visits Turkey. ** MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets King Abdullah of Jordan.

** BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives news conference – 1100 GMT.

GLOBAL - Valentine’s Day. BEIRUT - 13th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. ** ANKARA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan to discuss various issues including the crisis in Syria – 0000 GMT.

** PARIS - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and IMF chief Christine Lagarde speak about Euro Zone reform – 0830 GMT.

SOFIA - The Foreign affairs ministers of EU member states gather for an informal meeting to (Feb. 16). BERLIN – 68th Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 25).

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ** MUNICH, Germany - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim attends Munich Security Conference (to Feb. 18). ** VILNIUS - Polish president Andrzej Duda in Lithuania.

** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with military honors at the Chancellery followed by a joint news conference – 1100 GMT. BERLIN - Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks at Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue - 1315 GMT

LONDON - London Fashion Week Winter 2017 (to Feb. 20).

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 ** MUNICH, Germany – British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to make a speech at a security conference in Munich. NEW DELHI – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits India (to Feb. 23). PRISTINA - 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

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HYDERABAD - The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (to Feb 21).

GENEVA - United Nations Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Thirty-first annual meeting (to Feb 23). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ** NEW YORK - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to address U.N. Security Council – 1500 GMT.

BRUNEI - ASEAN Senior Level Committee (SLC) Meeting.

BRUSSELS - The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 ** BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks at the Centre for European Policy Studies – 1200 GMT.

KIEV – Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati visits Ukraine (to Feb. 23).

LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2018.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government.

DJIBOUTI - Djiboutian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 PAPUA NEW GUINEA – APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (SOM 1) (to Mar 9).

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings (to Mar. 9). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 MACEDONIA – Persident of European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker will visit Macedonia, the first stop of his Western Balkans tour aimed at presenting the EU’s Western Balkans Strategy. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, 37th session (to March 23). BRUSSELS - The EU Foreign Affairs Council meets in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 NEW YORK – United Nations Economic and Social Council, Substantive session, operational activities for development segment (to March 1). BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

SINGAPORE - 24th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEM-R) and 16th AEMEU Trade Commissioner Consultations (to March 2). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 4 PAPUA NEW GUINEA – APEC (EC) Economic Committee Meeting (to Mar 5).

ITALY - Election for Italian Chamber of Deputies. ITALY - Election for Italian Senate. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 5 GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, pre-sessional Working Group on Communications, 122nd session (to Mar 9). REPUBLIC OF KOREA - ASEAN+3 Taskforce Meeting (Finance) (to March 6).

KIEV - Finland Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini is scheduled to visit Ukraine (to March 6). - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - SOM First Senior Officials’ Meeting (to March 8).

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11 CUBA - Election Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 12 GENEVA - United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, sixty third session (to March 29). GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Committee, 122nd session (to April 6). BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 BRUSSELS - The European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 BRUSSELS - The European Union Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on social policy meeting.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17 SYDNEY - ASEAN-Australia Special Summit (to March 18). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 SINGAPORE – ASEAN 24th Meeting of Senior Officials Committee for the ASCC (SOCA) (to March 22). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 19 GENEVA - United Nations Human Rights Council, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, Twenty-second session (to March 23). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. EU-Algeria Association Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22 INDONESIA – 2 nd Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (SEOM 2/49) and Related Meetings (to March 29 BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar 23). - - - - - - - - -

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.

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