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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Feb 5

· 02/05/2021 07:33
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Feb 5

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FRIDAY, Feb 5


** NUR-SULTAN - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan (Final Day)

** ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will take part in a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Almaty and will speak at the Digital Almaty 2021 forum.


** TIRANA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, will be in Tirana, where he will meet with his Albanian counterpart Olta Xhacka.


** BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to discuss bilateral issues.


** WASHINGTON DC - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks to reporters about the COVID-19 pandemic, a push to ensure that recovery spending is focused on combating climate change, and the Fund's drive to boost resources for the poorest nations. - 1800 GMT

** MUNICH, Germany - Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soder and French President Emmanuel Macron exchange views on current issues to combat the corona pandemic (via video switch) - 0930 GMT

JAKARTA - Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will make a two-day official visit to Indonesia, at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Final Day)


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

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

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on U.S. economy.

MOSCOW - EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy Joseph Borrell gives a press conference with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov following their meeting in Moscow - 0915 GMT.


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SATURDAY, FEB. 6


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


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SUNDAY, FEB. 7


ECUADOR - Ecuadorian National Congress election


ECUADOR - Ecuador Presidential election.


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MONDAY, FEB. 8

MADRID - Spain's economy minister Nadia Calvino participates in a press conference on 2021 economic perspectives organized by the Cercle d'Economia - 1140 GMT.


CYPRUS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits the divided island of Cyprus ahead of a fresh mediation attempt by the United Nations to heal its ethnic division, a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey. - 1100 GMT

SOMALIA - Presidential elections scheduled to be held in Somalia


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TUESDAY, FEB. 9

BRUSSELS - The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Denys Shmyhal at NATO Headquarters.

MOSCOW - EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell presents a joint communication on a renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood.

GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2021


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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.


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SUNDAY, FEB. 14


GLOBAL - Valentine's Day.


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


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MONDAY, FEB. 15


ASIA - Parinirvana day, Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death


BRUSSELS - Video conference of the Eurogroup.


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TUESDAY, FEB. 16


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


BRUSSELS – EU Video conference of economic and finance ministers.


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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17


BRUSSELS - NATO Defence Ministers hold video conference (To Feb 18)


PRISTINA - 13th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.


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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)


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TUESDAY, FEB. 23

COLOMBO - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.


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THURSDAY, FEB. 25


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


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FRIDAY, FEB. 26


BRUSSELS - EU leaders hold video conference on on security and defence and on the EU's Southern Neighborhood. - 0800 GMT.


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


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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.


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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.


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SUNDAY, MAR. 7


BOLIVIA - Local elections in Bolivia


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THURSDAY, MAR. 11


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


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MONDAY, MAR. 15

BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers meet - 1400 GMT.


BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.


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TUESDAY, MAR. 16


BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 17


NETHERLANDS - Dutch Second Chamber election.


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THURSDAY, MAR. 18


BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council


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MONDAY, MAR. 22


BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.


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TUESDAY, MAR. 23


BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.


ISRAEL - Israeli Knesset election.


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THURSDAY, MAR. 25


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


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FRIDAY, MAR. 26


DHAKA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bangladesh.

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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 31


CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.


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