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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 26

PUBLISHED: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:26:18 GMT

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26 ** ISTANBUL – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to attend via videolink to UN High-level Replenishment Conference for the Peacebuilding Fund. ** AMSTERDAM – The Unites States and China take part in the online international Climate Adaptation Summit, which aims to set out practical solutions and plans for dealing with climate change until 2030 – 0800 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese minister of foreign affairs presents Portugal’s priorities for foreign affairs during their presidency to European lawmakers – 0945 GMT. ** OSLO – Norwegian Health Minister Bent Hoeie, Minister of Education Guri Melby and other officials to hold joint news conference regarding the pandemic – 1330 GMT. ** NEW YORK – U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East – 1330 GMT.

BRUSSELS – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Brussels to participate in the Foreign Affairs Council. (Final Day) TEHRAN – Armenian Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan will visit Iran to discuss the prospects for enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation. (Final Day) GENEVA – WHO executive board meeting on programme, budget and administration (to Jan. 26).

DAVOS – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. – 0700 GMT DUBAI – Saudi Arabia’s finance minister and the UAE’s economy minister speak at Davos on financial and monetary measures post COVID-19. MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Moscow. The ministers will hold a news conference after the talks. – 0900 GMT

MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin holds talks with his Belarusian counterpart Roman Golovchenko.

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, Nikos Dendias at NATO Headquarters. BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, at NATO Headquarters. DAVOS, Switzerland – European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen addresses virtual Davos WEF – 1000 GMT

LONDON – Costa Book of the Year will be announced. JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa to address a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. – 0700 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting (Cohesion).

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

** DAVOS – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley attend virtual Davos World Economic Forum and debate on “Food systems” – 0800 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calviño participates in online EU ministers meeting on digital matters -D9+ forum – 0900 GMT. ** LONDON – World Economic Forum hosts panel on building “A Net-Zero, Nature-Positive Economy.” – 1100 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier presents the government’s annual economic report, including Berlin’s updated GDP growth forecast for 2021 – 1330 GMT. ** DAVOS – Special Address by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, with Borge Brende – President, World Economic Forum Geneva – 1400 GMT. ** DAVOS – Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses World Economic Forum event by video conference. YEREVAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit Armenia. ROME – Special address by Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum – 1000 GMT

PARIS – Eleventh meeting of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, Virtual conference (to Jan. 28). DAVOS, Switzerland – South Korea president Moon addresses virtual Davos World Economic Forum – 0600 GMT

MADRID – Spain’s foreign affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya participates in online event from “Economia Forum” – 0800 GMT – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JAN. 28

** RIYADH – Argentinian president Alberto Fernández and French economy minister Bruno Le Maire discuss G20 mandates – 1300 GMT.

** Davos – Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez participate at the virtual Davos World Economic Forum – 1600 GMT.

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the virtual Davos summit. He is expected to touch on India’s role as a premier COVID-19 vaccine producer. PARIS – The British, German, Canadian and Italian finance ministers speak on an OECD panel entitled “Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation and the Future of International Taxation.” – 1130 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – Argentine President Alberto Fernandez addresses virtual Davos World Economic Forum. – 1730 GMT – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JAN. 29

** SOFIA – Bulgaria Finance ministry publishes 2020 budget execution data. ** TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum – 1000 GMT. ** DAVOS – Spain´s energy minister Teresa Ribera and foreign affairs minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya speak at World Economic Forum, Davos 2021 – 1300 GMT.

ACCRA – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo to speak at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum. – 1300 GMT

SINGAPORE – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at the virtual Davos forum. – 0730 GMT – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, JAN. 30

VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2021 (to Feb. 16). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with Swedish counterpart Ann Linde in Moscow.

GLOBAL – World Wetlands Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, FEB 4

** MOSCOW – EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will visit Moscow & holds talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (To Feb 6)

GLOBAL – World Cancer Day.

BRUSSELS – European Commission conference on competition policy and the EU Green Deal. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, FEB. 6

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 7

ECUADOR – Ecuadorian National Congress election ECUADOR – Ecuador Presidential election.

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SOMALIA – Presidential elections scheduled to be held in Somalia – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEB. 9

GLOBAL – Safer Internet Day 2021 – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, FEB. 11

VIENNA – VIENNA Opera Ball 2021 CAPE TOWN – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address in parliament. – 1700 GMT

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SATURDAY, FEB. 13

BEIRUT – 13th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

GLOBAL – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 14

GLOBAL – Valentine’s Day.

BEIRUT – 16th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, FEB. 15 ASIA – Parinirvana day, Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha’s death BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEB. 16

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s finance minister, Heng Swee Keat, will announce his budget for 2021 – 0700 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17

PRISTINA – 13th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

NIGER – Niger holds second round of presidential election

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MONDAY, FEB. 22

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. WELLINGTON – Deputy finance ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet in preparation for APEC Summit in New Zealand. (to March 07) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEB. 23 COLOMBO – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 25

BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss macroeconomic developments and policy prospects in the euro zone – 1400 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 26

ROME – G20 Meetings of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, videoconference (to Feb. 27). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

EL SALVADOR – Salvadorian Legislative Assembly election.

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MONDAY, MAR. 1

BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández addresses the Parliament at the opening of the annual sessions.

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TUESDAY, MAR. 02

LISBON – Informal meeting of defence ministers (to Mar. 3)

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF – Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAR. 4

LISBON – Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich (to Mar. 5). VIENNA – The 14th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MAR. 7

BOLIVIA – Local elections in Bolivia – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAR. 11

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (to Mar. 12) – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, MAR. 15 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet – 1400 GMT.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

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BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 17

NETHERLANDS – Dutch Second Chamber election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAR. 18

BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council

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MONDAY, MAR. 22

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

TUESDAY, MAR. 23

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. ISRAEL – Israeli Knesset election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MAR. 25

BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to Mar. 26). – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 31

CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.

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