Political and General News Events from Oct 14

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—————————————————————- This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————- THURSDAY, OCT. 14

** KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Finance Minister Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz speak at Invest Malaysia conference. ** ATHENS – Greek Pime Minister Mitsotakis meets EU’s Commissioner Margaritis Schinas – 1030 GMT. ** WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud – 1900 GMT. ** DUBAI – Sub-Saharan Africa focused business forum held at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Speakers include: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame; Senegal Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation Amadou Hott; Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino D.N.G. Chiwenga; Mozambique Minister of Industry and Trade Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita.

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** LJUBLJANA – EU lawmakers visit Slovenia to investigate accusations of democratic shortcomings (to Oct. 15)

WASHINGTON DC – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is visiting Washington to meet U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken (final day).

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Conference at Expo with UAE and foreign officials including central bank governor Khalid Muhammad Salem Balam Tameemi, finance minister Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum (final day).

KUNMING, China – China hosts United Nations Biodiversity Conference (to Oct 15)

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S President Joe Biden will welcome Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta BRUSSELS – Austria’s new Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg meets with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 0900 GMT.

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MINSK – The foreign ministers of the CIS countries will meet in Minsk. GLOBAL – World sight day. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 15

** KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian foreign minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah holds virtual press conference on human rights council candidacy – 0200 GMT. BERN – Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili meets Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin in Bern – 0830 GMT. BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Belgium’s King Philippe and Prime Minister Alexander de Croo in Brussels and will talk to journalists at a news conference – 1440 GMT. MINSK – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk during a summit of CIS leaders. MARRAKESH, Morocco – Annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF, Fall meetings. (To Oct. 17) Washington, D.C – G20 Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting (to Oct. 16). GLOBAL – United Nation’s world hand-washing day. GLOBAL – International day of rural women. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 16 ISTANBUL – German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in farewell visit to Turkey. ANKARA – Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel pays a visit to Turkey. GLOBAL – World food day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, OCT. 17 LUANDA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan starts two-day visit to Angola (to Oct 18) CAPE VERDE – Cape Verde holds presidential election GLOBAL – International day for the eradication of poverty. – – – – – – – – –

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MONDAY, OCT. 18

** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel give statements following their bilateral meet in Berlin – 1130 GMT. ABUJA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan starts his two-day visit to Nigeria (to Oct. 19). LUXEMBOURG CITY – European Union foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg, with Ethiopia, Nicaragua, the Gulf region, the partnership with eastern neighbors such as Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine – 0730 GMT. JERUSALEM – 10th anniversary of release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of being held incommunicado by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, OCT. 19 ATHENS – EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and senior government and foreign officials to attend conference in Athens on climate crisis (to Oct. 20). LONDON – UK holds global investment summit, looking at green finance, technology, life sciences and leveling up. BRUSSELS – European affairs ministers convene to prepare for EU summit on Oct 21-22, as well as debating the rule of law and the conference on the future of Europe – 0800 GMT.

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BRUNEI – ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Deputies Meeting (AFCDM + 3) via Video Conference (to Oct. 21). LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20 LOME – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Togo. BOGOTA – U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make his first visit to Colombia TRIPOLI – 10th anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, OCT. 21 BRUSSELS – Defence ministers from the NATO alliance meet in Brussels for a two-day summit chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (to Oct 22). JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s mines and energy minister Gwede Mantashe and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to speak on sustainable and energy transition to a low carbon economy at a national energy conference. BRUSSELS – European Council (to Oct. 22). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 22 MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during his visit to Russia.

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MOSCOW – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visit to Russia. WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Finance Ministers Meeting. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 23 LIBYA – 10th anniversary of declaration of Libya’s Liberation. VAN, Turkey – 10th anniversary of earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, OCT. 24 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS). (To Oct. 25) Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan presidential elections. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, OCT. 26 OSLO – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be in Tromsoe, northern Norway to meet his Norwegian and Finnish counterparts, as well as the Swedish deputy foreign minister for a meeting about regional cooperation among European Arctic countries – 0700 GMT. OSLO – EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and the foreign ministers of Russia and the Nordic countries are due to meet in the Arctic town of Tromsoe to discuss cooperation in the Barents Sea region. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27

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LONDON – British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak gives a half-yearly update on the public finances and economic outlook – 1130 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

, Political and General News Events from Oct 14, The Evepost National News

THURSDAY, OCT. 28 Brussels – Informal conference of EU economy and finance ministers. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 29 KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s finance minister will present the 2022 budget which is expected to prioritize economic recovery and post-pandemic reforms. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 30 ROME – Italy hosts major G20 summit in Rome (to October 31). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 1 GLASGOW, Scotland – French President Emmanuel Macron attends to opening of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa holds local government elections. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 2 NEW YORK – New Yorkers vote for mayor. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 4 VIENNA, Austria – 22nd OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting. TEHRAN – 42nd anniversary of U.S. embassy takeover. In 1979, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and captured 90 hostages; 52 were held captive for 444 days. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, NOV. 6 GLOBAL – International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 7 MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Presidential election. MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan National Assembly election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 8 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers to discuss inflation, fiscal strategy, digital euro, solvency of firms, banking union – 1400 GMT. BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. WELLINGTON – Ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet at the APEC Summit in New Zealand. (To Nov. 14) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 9 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 11 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOV. 12 TRIPOLI – French president Emmanuel Macron hosts international summit on Libya BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting. BRUSSELS – World Pneumonia Day. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, NOV. 13 YANGON, Myanmar – 10th anniversary of release of Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 14 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentinian Senate election. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentinian Chamber of Deputies election. GLOBAL – World Diabetes Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 15 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

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TUESDAY, NOV. 16 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. GLOBAL – International day for tolerance. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17 GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. GLOBAL – World Prematurity Day. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 18 VUKOVAR, Croatia – 30th anniversary of Vukovar massacre. On Nov. 18, 1991, Serb militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatia’s Independence captured the once prosperous, ethnically mixed town on the banks of the Danube, after reducing it to a rubble in a brutal three-month siege. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOV. 19 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 21 VENEZUELA – Venezuela holds regional and local elections SANTIAGO, Chile – Presidential election. SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean Chamber of Deputies election. SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean Senate election. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 23 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

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THURSDAY, NOV. 25 GLOBAL – International day for the elimination of violence against women. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOV. 26 MUMBAI, India – 13th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on Nov. 26, 2008 lasted nearly three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 28 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Presidential election. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduran National Congress election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 29 GENEVA – WHO holds special assembly of health ministers on reform, potential pandemic treaty (to Dec.1).

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. TEHRAN, Iran – 10th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry over Britain’s unilateral sanctions. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 30 GENEVA, Switzerland – World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting (to Dec 3) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, DEC. 4 BANJUL, Gambia – Presidential elections. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DEC. 6 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, DEC.7 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 9 BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Oct 10). – – – – – – – – –

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MONDAY, DEC. 13 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, DEC. 14 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 16 BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to Oct 17). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, DEC. 24 TRIPOLI, Libya – Presidential elections. TRIPOLI, Libya – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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