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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12

** Singapore – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi arrives in Singapore for a three-day visit and talks with his Singapore counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan (until August 13). ** TAIPEI – US Secretary of Health Alex Azar holds virtual press conference to answer questions about his visit to Taiwan, the high-level trip of a senior US official in four decades – 00:30 GMT

PENANG, Malaysia – Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (som3) and related meetings (until August 15).

PRAGUE – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit the Czech Republic (until August 13). LILONGWE – Rwandan President Paul Kagame to travel to Malawi to meet with President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera (until August 12)

BEIRUT – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits Lebanese.

PALMA DE MAJORCA, Spain – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez meets King Felipe VI at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca – 10:30 GMT

GLOBAL – International Youth Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 13 AUGUST

LJUBLJANA – US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visits Lujubljana, Slovenia. Pompeo will meet with President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Janez Jansa to discuss possibilities for closer cooperation between the United States and Slovenia in the field of nuclear energy and the integration of the Western Balkans.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 14 ** KUALA LUMPUR – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Malaysia for talks with the country’s Minister of International Trade and Industry, Azmin Ali, and Foreign Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein (until August 15). ** VILNIUS – Estonian President Karju Kaljulaid is in Lithuania for a working visit and will meet Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda. ** ZURICH – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is on an official visit to Switzerland for talks with his counterpart Ignazio Cassis.

VIENNA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg hold press conference in Vienna – 11:25 GMT.

JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is due to deliver a State of the Union address to parliament, unveiling the 2021 budget and the government’s economic program for next year.

PAKISTAN – 73rd anniversary of Pakistan’s independence from British rule. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY AUGUST 15 NETHERLANDS – Dutch King and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend a ceremony in The Hague commemorating the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

WARSAW – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Warsaw to sign a defense cooperation agreement bringing 1,000 more US troops to Poland and participating in his Armed Forces Day. JAPAN – 75th anniversary of the country’s surrender in World War II.

INDIA – 73rd anniversary of Indian independence from British rule.

LIECHTENSTEIN – 214th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY AUGUST 17 BRUSSELS – Discussions on Brexit in Brussels (until August 21) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19

GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day.

MOSCOW – 28th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

** PORT MORESBY / PHNOM PENH / VIENTIANE / NAYPYITAW – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (until August 25).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will begin an official visit to the United States at the invitation of Washington. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY AUGUST 21

SYRIA – 7th anniversary of the nerve gas attack that killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the outskirts of Damascus. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY AUGUST 22

HANOI, Vietnam – 52nd ASEAN Economics Ministers Meeting (MEA 52) (as of August 29). HANOI – Vietnam hosts the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

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SUNDAY 23 AUGUST

BALTIC WAY – 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY AUGUST 24

POLAND – Poland marks the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the first post-communist government in 1989.

UKRAINE – 29th anniversary of independence.

WASHINGTON – 208th anniversary of the burning of Washington, including the White House and the United States Capitol, by British troops during the War of 1812. – – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY AUGUST 25

URUGUAY – Uruguayan Independence Day.

PARIS – 76th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War II. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST BERLIN – Informal meeting of EU defense ministers – 9:00 GMT – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY AUGUST 27

BERLIN – Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers – Gymnich (until August 28).

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, MONTENEGRO – Election to the Montenegrin Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY AUGUST 31 HANOI – Vietnam hosts 53rd ASEAN Ministerial and related meetings

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his second State of the Union address. BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton speaks in an online interview with Politico Europe – 06:30 GMT.

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THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER BRUSSELS – EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan speaks at an online event on EU trade, a model of ‘open strategic autonomy’ and the COVID-19 crisis – 7h00 GMT – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6 BOLIVIA – Presidential election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7 LONDON – Discussions on Brexit in London (to September 11) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

BRUSSELS – Brussels Economic Forum (by videoconference)

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup. BRUSSELS – EU informal meeting of ministers for economic and financial affairs (until 12 September). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13 LEIPZIG – The German EU Presidency will organize an EU-China summit in Leipzig (until September 14). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (September 18).

LEIPZIG – German EU Presidency hosts EU-China Summit – 07:30 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – Election to the New Zealand House of Representatives. New Zealand – Referendum election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21

BRUSSELS – EU trade ministers hold an informal meeting in Berlin to discuss current trade issues, from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization.

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TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

NEW YORK CITY – World leaders take part in the 75th annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (until September 28).

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, BRUSSELS Discussions on Brexit in Brussels (until October 2).

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 TORONTO – Canada hosts the World Circular Economy Forum in Toronto.

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER KYRGYZSTAN – Election of the Kyrgyz Supreme Council. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 ** HANOI – Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Hanoi. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER ** BRUSSELS – The European Council arrives for a two-day summit (until 16 October) – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 KUALA LUMPUR – APEC Finance Ministers meet to discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC Finance Ministers Meeting in Malaysia (until October 28)

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