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Political and General News Events from Jan. 14

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 14

** BRUSSELS – King of Jordan Abdullah II meets with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels – 0930 GMT.

SINGAPORE – Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko will pay an official visit to the Republic of Singapore (final day) BRUSSELS – European Motor Show Brussels 2020 (to Jan. 19).

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – 2020 Winter Youth Olympics (to Jan 22).

RIYADH/MUSCAT/ABU DHABI – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates – (to Jan. 15)

ABU DHABI – International Water Summit 2020 (to Jan. 16).

ABU DHABI – World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020 (to Jan. 16).

NEW DELHI – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will arrive in India amid standoff with U.S. NEW DELHI – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit India for foreign policy event.

COLOMBO – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardene during his visit – 0330 GMT.

COLOMBO – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena – 0530 GMT.

MOSCOW – Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves on his first-ever visit to Russia (to Jan. 17).

STRASBOURG, France – European Commission’s vice-presidents, Vera Jourova and Dubravka Suica, present the bloc’s executive plan for its Conference on the Future of Europe.

TUNISIA – 9th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis will present the EU’s Sustainable Investment Plan in Brussels.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

** NEW DELHI – Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, to speak at a foreign policy event in New Delhi.

** STRASBOURG, France – King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg – 1100 GMT.

STRASBOURG, France – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council head Charles Michel will address lawmakers in Strasbourg regarding rule of law situation in Hungary and Poland – 1400 GMT. BEIJING – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will pay an official visit to China (to Jan. 19)

TASHKENT – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Uzbekistan (to Jan. 16)

MOSCOW – The Gaidar Forum 2020 (to Jan. 16).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

BEIJING – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

NAYPYITAW – Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar (to Jan. 18)

Paris – OECD ministerial meeting on migration.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 BERLIN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Germany.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 20

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

** KINGSTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Jamaica on a two-day working visit (to Jan. 22)

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting

DAVOS, Switzerland – 2020 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. (to Jan. 24) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

JERUSALEM – Russian president Putin to attend the World Holocaust Forum to take place in Jan 2020 in Jerusalem (to Jan. 23) DAVOS, Switzerland – Britain’s Prince Charles to give keynote address at World Economic Forum in Davos.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will present the “Review of the Stability and Growth Pact.” – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, January 23

BETHLEHEM, Israel – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. ZAGREB — EU informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to Jan. 24). JERUSALEM – Charles, Prince of Wales, to visit Israel and attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem at the invitation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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FRIDAY, January 24

BETHLEHEM, Israel – Britain’s Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

NEW DELHI – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vists India (to Jan. 27)

EGYPT – 9th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, which marked a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

LOS ANGELES – 2020 Grammy Awards – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. TUESDAY – Costa Book of the Year will be announced. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

GREECE – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets French President Emmanuel Macron. BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President Sefcovic present the executive’s 2020 work program in Brussels.

BRUSSELS – Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell presents the EU’s enlargement methodology. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – 2020 Writers Guild Awards

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GLOBAL – World Wetlands Day.

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GLOBAL – World Cancer Day.

SAPPORO, Japan – 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11).

BERLIN – European Police Congress (To Feb. 5) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager holds debate with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell on the European Defence in Brussels.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

GLOBAL – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2020

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VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 25).

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GLOBAL – Safer Internet Day 2020 – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

BEIRUT – 12th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

GLOBAL – World Radio Day.

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GLOBAL – Valentine’s Day.

BEIRUT – 15th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

LONDON – London Fashion Week February 2020 (to Feb. 18).

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BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

LONDON – The BRIT Awards 2020

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

BERLIN – 70th Berlin International Film Festival (to Mar. 1).

VIENNA – VIENNA Opera Ball 2020 – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 26). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 RIYADH – G20 finance ministers, central bank governors meeting in Riyadh (to Feb. 23).

TOGO – Referendum. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras 2020 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5 VIENNA – 178th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6

VIENNA – 8th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12

BRUSSELS – European foreign affairs ministers meet for talks in Brussels. BRUSSELS – European justice and home affairs ministers meet in Brussels (to Mar. 13)

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