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FRIDAY 5 Feb

** NUR-SULTAN – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to pay two-day working visit to Kazakhstan (last day)

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

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

** BUDAPEST – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to discuss bilateral issues. ** WASHINGTON DC – IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva talks to reporters about the COVID-19 pandemic, an initiative to ensure recovery spending is focused on tackling climate change and the will of the Fund to increase resources for the poorest countries. – 6:00 p.m. GMT

** MUNICH, Germany – Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soder and French President Emmanuel Macron exchange views on current issues to tackle the corona pandemic (via video switcher) – 09:30 GMT

JAKARTA – Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to pay two-day official visit to Indonesia at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo (last day)

Venice, Italy – Venice Carnival (NYSE ­čÖé 2021 (as of February 16). Moscow – EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to visit Moscow and hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (as of February 6) WASHINGTON DC – US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the American economy.

MOSCOW – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell gives a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after their meeting in Moscow – 0915 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY. 6

WORLD – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. seven

ECUADOR – Election to the Ecuadorian National Congress ECUADOR – Presidential election in Ecuador.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 8

MADRID – Spanish Minister of the Economy Nadia Calvino participates in a press conference on the 2021 economic outlook organized by the Cercle d’Economie – 11:40 GMT.

CYPRUS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis travels to the divided island of Cyprus ahead of another attempt at UN mediation to heal its ethnic divide, a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey. – 1100 GMT

SOMALIA – Presidential elections set to take place in Somalia

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 9 BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet Ukrainian Prime Minister 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 Neighborhood (NYSE :).

WORLD – Safer Internet Day 2021 – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 11

VIENNA – 2021 Vienna Opera Ball CAPE TOWN – State of the Nation address by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to parliament. – 5:00 p.m. GMT

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY. 13

BEIRUT – 13th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

GLOBAL – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEB. 14

GLOBAL – Valentine’s Day.

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 15 ASIA – Parinirvana Day, Buddhist celebration marking the anniversary of the death of Buddha BRUSSELS – Eurogroup videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 16

SINGAPORE – Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to announce 2021 budget – 07:00 GMT

BRUSSELS – EU video conference of economy and finance ministers. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 17

BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold videoconference (until February 18)

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

NIGER – Niger holds second round of presidential election

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 22

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 25

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 a video conference on security and defense and the EU’s southern neighborhood. – 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 Fern├índez 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. – – – – – – – – –

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. seven

BOLIVIA – Local elections in Bolivia

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THURSDAY, TUE. 11

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

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

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

CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – Election of the president.

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