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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 24

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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 24

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24


** WARSAW - U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm to visit Poland (final day).


** HUNGARY - Budapest Demographic Summit (final day).


** MEXICO CITY, Mexico - British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrives in Mexico for official visit.


** WASHINGTON DC, United States - U.S. President Joe Biden participates in bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


** BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese President Michel Aoun speaks virtually during the 76th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate.


** NEW YORK CITY - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres convenes a high-level meeting on energy transition - 1330 GMT


** MOSCOW, Russia - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak speaks at United Nations - 1400 GMT


** WASHINGTON DC, United States - US President Joe Biden meets with outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga following the 'Quad' summit . - 2000 GMT


WASHINGTON D.C - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embark for his three-day visit to the US on Wednesday to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit, address the high-level meeting of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House (to Sept. 25)


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The prime minister of the Republic of Ireland Micheál Martin will today meet the Governor of New York state Kathy Hochul on the first day of a five-day visit to the United States. (final day)


LONDON - The Malaysian Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, are making a special visit to the United Kingdom (UK) (to Sep. 27).


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


NEW YORK CITY - Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to participate in the sessions of the United Nations assembly in New York (final day).


NEW YORK - UN General Assembly (final day)


VIENNA - IAEA 65th General Conference (final day).


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation will attend the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s 76th session and conduct several bilateral activities in the U.S. (final day)


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


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will pay a visit to the United States from Sept 23-26 to participate in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) summit (to Sept 26)


PARIS, France - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Lebanon's new prime minister, Najib Mikati, at the Elysee Palace


MADRID, Spain - Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino chairs the Commission for Economic Affairs meeting (CDGAE) - 0730 GMT


NEW YORK CITY - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres convenes a virtual high-level meeting on energy transition on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations – 1330 GMT.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House for the inaugural Quad Leaders’ Summit.


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


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SATURDAY, SEPT. 25


NEW YORK CITY, United States - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov taking part in political discussion at 76th UN General Assembly


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 Election.


BERLIN –BMW Berlin Marathon.


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MONDAY, SEPT. 27


** MOSCOW, Russia - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son in Moscow. - 0900 GMT


** MOSCOW - Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko during his visit to Moscow (to Sept 28)


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi finance minister, central bank governor and Capital Markets Authority chairman to discuss ESG investment in Saudi Arabia at a financial sector conference.


BUCHAREST - The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will visit Bucharest on September 27 for talks on Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).



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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28


TIRANA - President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Layen will visit Albania.


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


** NEW YORK, United States - World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at a Columbia University World Leaders Forum virtual event. - 1500 GMT


MOSCOW, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meet in Moscow to discuss issues including the conflict in Syria, where Moscow and Ankara back opposing sides


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


VIENNA - 21st OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting.


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, France - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to chair an OECD ministerial meeting to draft a new vision statement for the policy forum under its new head Mathias Cormann. (to Oct 6).


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


KYIV - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit Ukraine.


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


KYIV - EU-Ukraine summit.


KRANJ, Slovenia - Informal meeting of EU health ministers (to Oct. 13)


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


CAPE VERDE - Cape Verde holds presidential election


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


BRUNEI - ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Deputies Meeting (AFCDM + 3) via Video Conference (to Oct. 21).


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


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS). (To Oct. 25)


Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan presidential elections


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TUESDAY, OCT. 26


** OSLO, Norway - 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.


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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.


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SATURDAY, OCT. 30


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


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MONDAY, NOV. 1


SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa holds local government elections


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THURSDAY, NOV. 4


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.


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SATURDAY, NOV. 6


GLOBAL – International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict.


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SUNDAY, NOV. 7


MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Presidential election.


MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan National Assembly election.


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MONDAY, NOV. 8


BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.


WELLINGTON - Ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet at the APEC Summit in New Zealand. (To Nov. 14)


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TUESDAY, NOV. 9


BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.


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THURSDAY, NOV. 11


BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting.


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FRIDAY, NOV. 12


BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting.


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BRUSSELS - World Pneumonia Day.


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SATURDAY, NOV. 13


YANGON, Myanmar – 10th anniversary of release of Myanmar's detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest.


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SUNDAY, NOV. 14


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentinian Senate election.


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentinian Chamber of Deputies election.


GLOBAL – World Diabetes Day.


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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.


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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17


GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.


GLOBAL - World Prematurity Day.


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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.


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FRIDAY, NOV. 19


BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting


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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.



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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.


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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.


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SUNDAY, NOV. 28


** TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Presidential election.


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran National Congress election.


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MONDAY, NOV. 29


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.


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TUESDAY, NOV. 30


GENEVA, Switzerland - World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting (to Dec 3)

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