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THURSDAY, JULY 16

** HA NOI, Vietnam – ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (Video Conference)

** BRUSSELS – Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will have a tete-a-tete with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels to attend the European Council meeting that will take place on July 17-18.

** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the Elysee Palace in Paris – 1100 GMT

MADRID – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg travels to Spain (final day). BRUSSELS – EU, British Brexit negotiators meet to try break Brexit deadlock (to July 17).

BRUSSELS – EU Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager discusses the European recovery plan amidst COVID-19 and its relevance for the digital agenda as well as Europe’s commitment to sustainability with the new Green Deal – 0830 GMT.

BRUSSELS – German minister for economic affairs and energy Peter Altmaier speaks to EU lawmakers on the priorities of the German presidency – 0700 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson speaks on Black Lives Matter and Europe’s anti-racism movement – 1200 GMT. PHILADELPHIA – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights – 1800 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU health Ministers hold video conference – 0730 GMT – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 17

** BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen give a news conference at the end of the first day of talks between EU leaders to haggle over the bloc’s long-term budget and coronavirus recovery fund.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses Family Leadership Summit. BRUSSELS – Special European Council meeting (to July 18). GLOBAL – World Day for International Justice. BRUSSELS – European Union leaders meet to haggle over a proposed COVID-19 economic stimulus and their next joint budget (to July 18). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JULY 18 GLOBAL – Nelson Mandela International Day. RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts third meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors (to July 19).

– – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JULY 20 ** TEHRAN – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will visit Iran.

CYPRUS – Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974.

KYIV – President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga will be the first foreign visitor of Ukraine after the COVID-19 outbreak (to July 23). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 21 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – 9th anniversary of conclusion of NASA’s space shuttle program after the successful completion of mission STS-135. SAINT PETERSBURG – Russia hosts SCO and BRICS summits (to July 23). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 ** COPENHAGEN – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses Arctic issues with Greenland’s foreign minister Steen Lynge.

MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin speaks in parliament. BRUSSELS – The EU’s economic and financial affairs commissioner Dombrovskis presents a revision of the Benchmark regulation – 1000 GMT. TAIPEI CITY – Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu holds news conference – 0230 GMT. OSLO – 9th anniversary of Norway bombing and mass shooting at youth summer camp on the nearby Utoya Island where 77 people were killed.

BRUSSELS – EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis presents targeted amendments to financial regulations to facilitate the economic recovery post-COVID-19 crisis.

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JULY 23 SYDNEY – Australian Treasurer Frydenberg updates the outlook for the economy and stimulus programs, including JobKeeper. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 24

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (budget) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JULY 27 MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte delivers State of the Nation address. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, JULY 28

GLOBAL – World Hepatitis Day.

GLOBAL – 106th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1.

PERU – 199th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, July 31

VALPARAISO, Chile – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera delivers the annual state of the nation address.

HANOI – Vietnam hosts 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings (to August 5).

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** PENANG, Malaysia – APEC Third Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings (to Aug. 15).

** GLOBAL – World Breastfeeding Week (to Aug. 7).

** WARSAW – Poland marks 76th anniversary of its war-time Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation.

** CHINA – 93rd founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

SRI LANKA – Sri Lankan Parliament election.

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** HIROSHIMA, Japan – Hiroshima Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 ** NAGASAKI, Japan – Nagasaki Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks.

BELARUS – Belarus Presidential Election.

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** GLOBAL – International Youth Day. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

** PAKISTAN – 73rd anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

** JAPAN – 75th anniversary of country’s surrender in World War Two.

** INDIA – 73rd anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule.

** LIECHTENSTEIN – 214th Anniversary of Independence. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

** GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day.

** MOSCOW – 28th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

** SYRIA – 7th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

** HA NOI, Vietnam – 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 52) (to Aug 29). HANOI – Vietnam hosts 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting.

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** BALTIC WAY – 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

** POLAND – Poland marks the 31st anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989.

** UKRAINE – 29th Anniversary of Independence.

** WASHINGTON – 208th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

** URUGUAY – Uruguay’s Independence Day.

** PARIS – 76th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

BERLIN – Informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich (to Aug. 28).

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 MONTENEGRO – Montenegrin Assembly election. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his second state of the union address. BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton speaks in an online interview with Politico Europe – 0630 GMT.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to Sept. 12). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

** VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (to Sept. 18).

LEIPZIG – The German EU presidency hosts an EU-China Summit – 0730 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – New Zealand House of Representatives election. New Zealand – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

** BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

** BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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