AGENDA-Political and general news for February 17

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AGENDA-Political and general news for February 17

February 17 (Reuters) –

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 17 ** NUR-SULTAN / DUSHANBE / ASHGABAT – Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (until February 18). ** CHIȘINAU – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde will visit Moldova.

** LONDON – Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Indian Petroleum Minister, OPEC Secretary General and CEO of Occidental (NYSE 🙂 Petroleum speak at a forum on energy organized by IEA and OPEC.

** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton give a press conference on the EU’s biodefense preparation program intended to increase the capacity of the block to identify variants of the novel coronavirus. – 11:30 am GMT

CAIRO – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visits Egypt (last day).

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov meets with his Armenian counterpart Ara Aivazian to discuss the implementation of the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan around the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, presents a joint communication on strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas gives a press conference on the EU’s bio-defense readiness program. Krakow – European Council President Charles Michel attends the Visegrad Four Leaders’ Meeting in Krakow, Poland. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, presents the EU action plan on synergies between civil, defense and space industries. BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold videoconference (until February 18)

PRISTINA – 13th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 19

** HELSINKI – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will travel to Helsinki to meet her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin and the President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.

** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds press conference following virtual summit with G7 leaders – 3:00 p.m. GMT

** LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make a statement after hosting a virtual meeting of G7 leaders.

MUNICH – US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at the 2021 Special Munich Security Conference

BRUSSELS – Informal videoconference of members of the EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

NIGER – Niger holds second round of presidential election

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 22

** GENEVA – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), will give a press conference on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. WELLINGTON – Deputy finance ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of APEC summit in New Zealand. (until March 07) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 23

COLOMBO – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expected to arrive in Sri Lanka

BRUSSELS – Informal EU video conference of ministers for European affairs.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 24 CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will present the budget for the fiscal year April 2021-March 2022 to parliament. – 12:00 GMT

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meets his Argentinian counterpart, Alberto Fernandez. AMLO invited Fernandez to attend celebrations for the 200 anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 25

BRUSSELS – Videoconference of members of the European Council. (As of February 26)

BRUSSELS – Euro area finance ministers meet to discuss macroeconomic developments and political outlook in the euro area – 14:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 26

BRUSSELS – EU leaders hold videoconference on EU Security and Defense and Southern Neighborhood (NYSE :). – 08:00 GMT.

ROME – Meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, videoconference (until February 27). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 28

EL SALVADOR – Election to the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly.

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MONDAY TUE 1

BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Alberto Fernández addresses Parliament at the opening of the annual sessions.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 02

LISBON – Informal Meeting of Defense Ministers (until March 3)

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF – Election to Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 03

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks at a corporate seminar – 05:30 GMT.

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THURSDAY, TUE. 4

LISBON – Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers – Gymnich (until March 5). VIENNA – The 14th Ministerial Meeting of OPEC and Non-OPEC by videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 7

BOLIVIA – Local elections in Bolivia

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TUESDAY, TUE. 09

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borrell, speaks on EU humanitarian aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on “Europe’s digital decade: digital goals for 2030”. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 11

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (until 12 March) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 14

STUTTGART, Germany – Baden Württemberg state elections. MAINZ, Germany – The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland Pfalz) is holding national elections.

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MONDAY TUE 15

BRUSSELS – Meeting of Euro Zone Finance Ministers – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 16

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 17

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU – 11:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on the theme “Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe”. NETHERLANDS – Election to the Dutch second chamber. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 18

BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council

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MONDAY TUE 22

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

TUESDAY, TUE. 23

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. ISRAEL – Election to the Israeli Knesset. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 25

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the European Council (until March 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, TUE. 26

DHAKA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bangladesh.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 31

BRUSSELS – European Commission Pice-president Frans Timmermans gives a press conference on the EU action plan for the development of organic production: on the way to 2030. CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.

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SUNDAY APR. 4

SOFIA – Bulgarians vote in parliamentary elections – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APR. 9 SAMOA – Election to the Samoan Legislative Assembly.

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SUNDAY APR. 11

CHAD – Chad is holding presidential elections. ECUADOR – Ecuador is holding the second round of presidential elections for the 2021-2025 term. PERU – Peru is holding presidential elections. BENIN – Benin is holding presidential elections.

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