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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 1

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 08:21
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1


** LJUBLJANA - NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana travels to Slovenia. (To Sept. 3)


** LJUBLJANA - Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be in Slovenia to attend the Bled Strategic Forum 2021 on the Future of Europe and to meet with other leaders on its sidelines.


** DOHA - Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani holds a press conference with his Dutch counterpart Sigrid Kaag in Doha.


** BRUSSELS - Representatives from the EU's foreign ministry, the External Actions service, and the European Commission discuss the situation in Afghanistan with members of the EU Parliament's foreign affairs and development committees. - 1530 GMT


BELGRADE - Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Serbia. (Final Day)


BERLIN, Germany - German foreign minister Heiko Maas travels to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Qatar (Final Day).


WASHINGTON DC, United States - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Nairobi, Abuja and Dakar (to Sept. 3)


BERLIN - WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and German Chancellor Angela Merkel open the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin – 1300 GMT.


BRUSSELS - Nadia Calvino, Spanish minister for economic affairs and digital transformation, speaks at the online Bruegel annual meeting on "Sound of Economics Live: The EU recovery fund - state of play and outlook" – 1030 GMT.


VIENNA - 20th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting via videoconference.


BRUSSELS, Belgium - Christos Staikouras, minister for finance of Greece, speaks on economic dialogue and exchange of views with European lawmakers. - 0700 GMT


BRUSSELS, Belgium - Valdis Dombrovskis, EU executive vice-president and Paolo Gentiloni, EU Commissioner for Economy discuss recovery and resilience with European lawmakers. - 1445 GMT


WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at White House to discuss Ukraine's sovereignty and energy issues.


BRUNEI DARUSSALAM - ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Taskforce Meeting (ASEAN+3 TF) (To Sept. 2).


KRANJ, Slovenia - Informal meeting of EU defence ministers (To Sept 2).


NORTH OSSETIA, Russia - 17th Anniversary of the terrorist attack at Beslan School.


MEXICO - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his third state of the union address.


VENICE, Italy - 78th Venice International Film Festival (To Sept. 11).


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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2


** LJUBLJANA/ZAGREB/COPENHAGEN - External Affairs Minister of India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is set to pay an official visit to Slovenia, Croatia and Denmark, as part of a tour to review the bilateral relationship with the three Central European countries. (To Sept. 5)


** ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds talks with his Netherlands counterpart Sigrid Kaag, which are expected to address Turkey-EU relations and particularly the situation in Afghanistan.


** BRUSSELS - Tadeusz Koscinski, Poland's minister of finance, speaks at the Bruegel annual event on the recovery plan. - 0800 GMT


** BRUSSELS - Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for financial stability, financial services and the capital markets union and Jose Antonio Alvarez, CEO of Santander speak on "European banks: under global competitive pressure" at the Bruegel annual event. - 1100 GMT


** OSLO - Yemen's Foreign Minister Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak visits his Norwegian counterpart in Oslo. - 1130 GMT


BRUSSELS - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization speaks on "Towards a new global trade regime: reform of the WTO" at the Bruegel annual event – 0915 GMT.


MEXICO CITY - Mexico's finance minister Rogelio Ramirez de la O will speak at event organized by Moody's Investors Service in a panel on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Mexico's sovereign credit profile.


KRANJ, Slovenia - EU Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich. (To Sept. 3)


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FRIDAY, SEPT. 3


BRUSSELS - Valdis Dombrovskis, executive vice-president of the EU Commission speaks on "The role of the EU's trade strategy for an inclusive and sustainable recovery" at the Bruegel annual event – 0700 GMT.


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SUNDAY, SEPT. 5


ROME - G20 Health Ministers meeting is hosted by Rome. (To Sept. 6)


MUNICH, Germany - 49th anniversary of the attack on Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian gunmen, killing 11 Israelis.


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MONDAY, SEPT. 6


ITALY - OECD Economic Survey: Italy 2021


BRUSSELS - Informal video conference of EU economy and finance affairs ministers.


INDIA/BANGLADESH – 10th anniversary of a pact to end a 40-year border demarcation dispute between India and Bangladesh.


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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7


STOCKHOLM - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife visit Sweden at the invitation of King Carl Gustaf. (To Sept. 09)


SLAVKOV - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis hosts a meeting with his counterparts from Austria Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Slovakia Prime Minister Eduard Heger, under the "Austerlitz" format.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8


** BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Video Conference Meeting. (To Sept. 9)


TBILISI - Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will pay an official visit to Georgia.


MOROCCO - Moroccan Chamber of Representatives Election.


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THURSDAY, SEPT. 9


MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States hosts high-level economic summit with Mexico.


BRUNEI - 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers(AEM) Meeting.


TORONTO, Canada - Toronto International Film Festival 2021 (to Sept. 18).


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FRIDAY, SEPT. 10


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - 13th Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam Economic Ministers' Meeting.


SOUTHAMPTON – Southampton International Boat Show 2021 (to Sept. 19).


KRANJ, Slovenia – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers. (To Sept. 11)


BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting.


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SATURDAY, SEPT. 11


UNITED STATES – 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.


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SUNDAY, SEPT. 12


** MACAU - Chinese Legislative Council Election.


BRATISLAVA - Pope Francis visits Slovakia (to Sept. 15).


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MONDAY, SEPT. 13


GENEVA - 48th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to Oct. 8).


NORWAY - Norwegian Parliament Election.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15


STRASBOURG, France - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes her annual "state of the union" address to the European Parliament – 0700 GMT.


GLOBAL - International day of Democracy.


GUATEMALA – 200th anniversary of Independence.


EL SALVADOR – 200th anniversary of Independence.


COSTA RICA – 200th anniversary of Independence.


HONDURAS – 200th anniversary of Independence.


NICARAGUA – 200th anniversary of Independence.


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SUNDAY, SEPT. 19


RUSSIA - Russia hold parliament election


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MONDAY, SEPT. 20


WELLINGTON - APEC 2021 Woman in Economy Forum.


VIENNA - IAEA 65th General Conference (to Sept. 24).


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TUESDAY, SEPT. 21


NEW YORK – United Nations General Assembly, General debate, seventy-sixth session (to Sept. 27).


KRANJ, Slovenia - Informal meeting of EU transport and energy ministers (to Sept. 23)


BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.


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THURSDAY, SEPT. 23


ISLE OF MAN - Isle of Man House of Keys Election.


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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24


BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau marks 48th anniversary of Independence from Portugal.


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SATURDAY, SEPT. 25


ICELAND - Icelandic Parliament Election.


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SUNDAY, SEPT. 26


BERLIN - Berlin holds state elections


PORTUGAL - Portugal holds local elections.


PORT AU PRINCE - Haiti to hold first round of presidential elections.


GERMANY - German Federal Diet Election.


BERLIN –BMW Berlin Marathon.


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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28


** BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the 76th UNGA (AUMM). (To Sept. 29)


GLOBAL - World Rabies Day.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29


BRUNEI - ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the 76th UNGA (AUMM)


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FRIDAY, OCT. 1


GLOBAL - International day of older persons.


ABUJA - Nigeria to celebrate its 61st year of independence.


CHINA – 72nd founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 2


** QATAR - Qatari Advisory Council Election.


GUINEA – 63rd anniversary of independence from France.


GLOBAL - International day of non-violence.


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MONDAY, OCT. 4


LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup meeting.


KRANJ, Slovenia - Informal meeting of EU health ministers (to Oct. 5)


BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers to discuss EU recovery plans, G20 and IMF meetings, banking union, fiscal policy – 1300 GMT.


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TUESDAY, OCT. 5


PARIS - Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) "Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future" – Virtual meeting ( to Oct. 6).


GLOBAL - World Teachers' Day.


SAN FRANCISCO – 10th death anniversary of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.


LUXEMBOURG - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council.


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6


LJUBLJANA - EU-Western Balkans summit.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 7


LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Oct. 8).


MOSCOW - 15th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.


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FRIDAY, OCT. 8


** CZECHIA - Czech Chamber of Deputies Election.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 9


GLOBAL - World Post Day.


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SUNDAY, OCT. 10


IRAQ - Election for Iraqi Council of Representatives


GLOBAL - World mental health day.


GLOBAL - World day against death penalty.


FIJI – 51st anniversary of independence.


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TUESDAY, OCT. 12


BALI - 19th anniversary of Bali bombings.


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13


GLOBAL - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.


SAN JOSE, Chile – 11th anniversary of rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 14


GLOBAL - World sight day.


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FRIDAY, OCT. 15


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.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 16


GLOBAL - World food day.


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SUNDAY, OCT. 17


GLOBAL - International day for the eradication of poverty.


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MONDAY, OCT. 18


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.


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TUESDAY, OCT. 19


LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council.


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20


TRIPOLI – 10th anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 21


BRUSSELS - European Council (to Oct. 22)


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FRIDAY, OCT. 22


WELLINGTON - APEC 2021 Finance Ministers Meeting


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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.


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SUNDAY, OCT. 24


Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan presidential elections


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27


SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa holds local government elections.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 30


ROME - Italy hosts major G20 summit in Rome (to October 31).


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