DIARY-Political and General News Events from April 28

PUBLISHED: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:39:04 GMT
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

** BERLIN – Finance ministers of Germany, France, Italy, Spain make statements on EU Recovery Fund – 0600 GMT. ** JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s health minister Zweli Mkhize gives update to lawmakers on COVID-19 vaccination roll out in the continent’s worst hit country in terms of deaths and infections – 0700 GMT. ** GENEVA – United Nations calls meeting of Greece, Britain, Turkey and the two rival sides on ethnically partitioned Cyprus to establish whether there is common ground for resumption of peace talks – 0700 GMT. ** SEOUL – South Korean Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki holds news conference for foreign media to take questions – 0700 GMT. ** LISBON – Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa opens conference ‘Travel guide to a competitive economy’, along with Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira – 0900 GMT. ** LISBON – Portugal’s Economy minister speaks at online conference about ‘The expected effect of the inevitable end of moratoriums’, promoted by the Order of Economists – 1700 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski at NATO – 1115 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – The European Parliament debates a resolution on recent Chinese countersanctions on EU lawmakers and diplomats. A vote on the resolution is scheduled for the next day, 1145 GMT on April 29 – 1300 GMT. ** BUKHARA, Uzbekistan – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived on an official visit to Uzbekistan. He will have talks with his Uzbek counterpart, Bakhodir Kurbanov, in Bukhara (final day). ** ERBIL – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Erbil to meet with Iraqi Kurdistan region’s official (final day).

** SULTANATE, Oman – Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad Javad Zarif visits to Sultanate of Oman. Talks in the field of bilateral relations between the two countries of Iran and Oman. TBILISI – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will pay an official visit to Georgia, he will meet Georgian counterpart (to April 29). MOSCOW – Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard will visit Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart. (final day) SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, will be on a virtual visit to San Francisco. (final day) GENEVA – United Nations calls meeting of Greece, Britain, Turkey and the two rival sides on ethnically partitioned Cyprus to establish whether there is common ground for resumption of peace talks. (final day) BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for virtual talks as part of the Sixth German-Chinese Government Consultations – 0700 GMT. MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino chairs Advisory Council on Economy – 1000 GMT.

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, at NATO HQ. Joint press point by the NATO Secretary General and the President – 1115 GMT.

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier and Mauricio Claver-Carone, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, are scheduled to speak at annual private equity event in Mexico. MOSCOW – Foreign minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov meets with foreign minister of Mexico Marcelo Ebrard in Moscow – 0900 GMT.

VIENNA – 16th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting Via videoconference.

PORT ARTHUR, Tasmania – 23rd anniversary of Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

** BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks to press regarding better regulation in the EU – 0900 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn and RKI President Lothar H. Wieler hold news conference in Berlin – 0930 GMT. ** GENEVA – WHO to host news conference with Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, and technical experts, who will provide update of the COVID-19 situation on the continent – 0800 GMT. MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino takes part in the 2021 Artificial Intelligence Summit organized by Ametic – 0800 GMT. KAZAN, Russia – Prime ministers of EAEU, Cuba, Moldova, Uzbekistan to meet in Kazan (to April 30)

BRUSSELS – EU development ministers will meet in virtual format to hold an orientation debate on the future of the European financial architecture for development (EFAD).

LONDON – 10th wedding anniversary of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

** GENEVA – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), to give news conference on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

MADRID – Spain´s foreign affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya holds a meeting with Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard in Madrid – 1000 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis speaks at BusinessEurope event about the planned EU-Mercosur free trade agreement – 1300 GMT.

CHAD – Chad President election. BENIN – Benin President election.

DJIBOUTI – President election.

BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks at an online event on the macroeconomic environment one year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe – 1300 GMT.

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SUNDAY, MAY 2 ** LOS ANGELES, CA – U.S. President Joe Biden, Prince Harry and Meghan, join other celebrities for “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.”

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MONDAY, MAY 3

** LONDON – G7 foreign ministers convene in London for the first face-to-face meeting in two years (to May 5). ** WARSAW – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Latvia Egils Levits, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda, attend ceremonies marking the Constitution Day in Poland.

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TUESDAY, MAY 4

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold negotiations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Moscow.

SINGAPORE – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will visit Singapore to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 6

BRUSSELS – European Union ministers of foreign affairs meet to discuss current affairs and exchange views on the Strategic Compass, a strategy for Europe’s security and defence. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting.

SCOTLAND (PART OF THE UNITED KINGDOM)- Scottish Parliament election. WALES – National Assembly for Wales Election.

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FRIDAY, MAY 7

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to discuss migration. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MAY 08 PORTUGAL – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Portugal for the India-EU summit.

PORTO, Portugal – EU-India summit. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAY 10

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, EU’s Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and EU’s Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides speaks at six-day economic forum in Athens (to May 15). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MAY 11

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

BRUSSELS – European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on the bloc’s new anti money-laundering legislative package.

DUBLIN – EU Financial Services Commissioner McGuiness speaks at green economy conference – 0900 GMT

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MONDAY, MAY 17 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet – 1300 GMT

WELLINGTON – Trade ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of the APEC Summit in New Zealand (to May 30)

BRUSSELS – EU Informal General Affairs Council meeting.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 18

LUCERNE, Switzerland – World Economic Forum holds annual meeting (to May. 21).

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

THURSDAY, MAY 20

VIENNA – IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, ECB’s Christine Lagarde address conference on Gender, Money and Finance. (To May 21)

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, MAY 21 ROME – Italy hosts G20 summit on global health crisis.

PORTUGAL – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers, (To May 22). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MAY 22

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – Palestinians hold legislative elections – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MAY 23

CYPRUS – Cypriot House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 25

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cayman Legislative Assembly election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAY 27

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich

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FRIDAY, MAY 28

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of defense ministers.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 1

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

GAMBIA, THE – Referendum Election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

MEXICO – Mexican Chamber of Deputies election.

IRAQ – Iraqi Council of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, JUNE 7

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To June 8) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

MONGOLIA – President Election.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10

DUSHANBE – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Tajikistan. (To June 12)

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11 CORNWALL, England – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit UK to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England (To June 13)

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MONDAY, JUNE 14

** BRUSSELS – NATO leaders meet in Brussels to discuss substantive and forward-looking NATO 2030 agenda: Russia’s actions, the threat of terrorism, cyber attacks, emerging and disruptive technologies, the security impact of climate change, and the rise of China.

BRUSSELS – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit to Brussels to take part in NATO summit in BRUSSELS, Belgium.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18

IRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran – President Election.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25 ** Aruba – Aruban Legislature election.

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MONDAY, JUNE 28

MATERA, ITALY – G20 foreign ministers meet in the southern Italian city of Matera for a 3-day summit (to Jun. 30).

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