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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 ** JERUSALEM – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev visits Israel to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Holocaust (to Jan. 23). ** TOKYO – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is on a two-day visit to Japan to hold a summit meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and talk at a business seminar (Final Day).

** LONDON, United Kingdom – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi followed by President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem – 1330 GMT

** DAVOS, Switzerland – WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo and Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Márquez Colin speak at Davos session entitled “Recharging International Trade.” – 1500 GMT

** SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Costa Rica to meet President Carlos Alvarado – 1700 GMT

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

COPENHAGEN – Foreign ministers of Denmark and Norway to speak at conference about multilateral cooperation – 1300 GMT

DAVOS – U.S. President Donald Trump will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1030 GMT. 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

** YEREVAN – Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok will pay an official visit to Armenia Republic (to Jan. 23). ** BERN – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will pay a working visit to the Swiss Confederation to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum ** JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss regional issues, including Iranian nuclear deal. – 0700 GMT

** PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. – 1500 GMT

** DAVOS, Switzerland – President of Iraq, Barham Salih, will speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos. – 1700 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk and Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko will visit Davos.

DAVOS, Switzerland – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos. – 1030 GMT

JERUSALEM – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier during his visit to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 23 at Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem. – 1130 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1000 GMT.

DAVOS, Switzerland – Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1300 GMT. DAVOS, Switzerland – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will give a speech at World Economic Forum in Davos – 1430 GMT.

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 – 1330 GMT.

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

THURSDAY, January 23

** BERLIN – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will travel to Germany for a two-day working visit during which he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel (to Jan. 24)

* JERUSALEM – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will make a working visit to Israel (to Jan. 24) ** JERUSALEM, Israel – Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin during his visit to Israel to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 23 at Yad Vashem. – 0645 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Spain’s King Felipe VI will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to Israel to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 23 at Yad Vashem. – 0730 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Prince Charles will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ahead of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem. – 0815 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Day. – 0845 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Crown Prince of Norway Haakon Magnus will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to Israel to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 23 at Yad Vashem. – 1600 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Canada’s Governor-General Julie Payette will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during her visit to Israel to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 23 at Yad Vashem. – 1730 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will appear on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the future of NATO. – 1030 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will give a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. – 1300 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will give a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. – 1500 GMT

DAVOS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will speak at Davos session entitled “Striking a Green ‘New Deal’” – 1330 GMT. DAVOS – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes speech to World Economic Forum in Davos – 1700 GMT. 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

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin a day after attending the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. – 0715 GMT

** JERUSALEM, Israel – Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen meets his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin a day after attending the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. – 1045 GMT

ISTANBUL, Turkey – German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit the Turkish city of Istanbul.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Ramallah, meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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 – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JANUARY 27

** PORTUGAL – Portugal’s Finance Minister and Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno will speak at a parliamentary committee in Lisbon about the 2020 budget. – 0900 GMT – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 ** BERLIN – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin ahead of the ceremonies to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years ago. Rivlin will also visit a Jewish school in Germany’s capital. – 1730 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko hold EU-Ukraine association council. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. TUESDAY – Costa Book of the Year will be announced. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 ** BERLIN – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will speaks in Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, to commemorate the victims of the Nazi dictatorship. – 1000 GMT

** BRUSSELS – European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager will speak to EU lawmakers on artificial intelligence in Europe. – 1715 GMT

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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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

** WARSAW – French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Poland (to Feb. 4) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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).

– – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PRISTINA – 12th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

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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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

** CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will unveil 2020 budget – 1200 GMT

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

HAMBURG, Germany – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to hold speeches at the Matthiae Mahl event in Hamburg, a festive dinner first held in the year 1356. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

HANOI – Vietnam to host ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Da Nang (to Mar. 7).

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5 ZAGREB – EU foreign ministers to hold informal meeting in Zagreb.

LUXEMBOURG – EU environment ministers will meet in Brussels for talks.

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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THURSDAY, MARCH 19

** KUALA LUMPUR – Finance ministers, central bank governors and heads of other institutions will meet to discuss current economic trends and crisis-related issues during the APEC-Finance and Central Banks Deputies’ Meeting in Malaysia

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