AGENDA-Political and general news for November 13

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FRIDAY, NOV. 13

** MOSCOW – Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez and Asdrubal Chavez, President of PDVSA, visit Moscow. ** RIYADH – Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of G20 countries on Friday. ** WASHINGTON DC – Finance officials from China, the United States and other major Group of 20 economies will hold a special meeting on Friday to work on a common framework to address the debt problems of the poorest countries in the world as growing warnings that debt reductions are needed. – 10:30 a.m. GMT ** WASHINGTON DC – Acting US Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller welcomes Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis to the Pentagon. – 14:30 GMT

GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) resumes annual ministerial meeting, focused on pandemic (through November 14) HANOI – 37th ASEAN and related summits (through November 15) HANOI – The Vietnam hosts ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Hanoi (until November 15).

CAPE TOWN – President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera to visit South Africa amid Bushiri troubles (last day)

RIGA – Latvian President meets Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya – 13:30 GMT

ANKARA – A Russian delegation will visit Turkey to discuss the establishment of a joint surveillance center in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a press conference in Baku.

HANOI – The leaders of the Mekong countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) and Japan meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit.

PARIS / TBILSI / Jerusalem / Doha / Abu Dhabi / Riyadh – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a State Department briefing that he would leave for France on Friday and then travel to Turkey, Georgia , in Israel, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (until 23 November).

YANGON, Myanmar – 9th anniversary of the release of detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

BERLIN – German Minister of Health Jens Spahn speaks alongside Minister of Labor and Minister of Families – 12:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meets on a controversial new pact on migration in the EU. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

HANOI – Leaders of ASEAN countries and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, United States and South Korea meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th summit of ASEAN. HANOI – East Asia summit leaders meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN summit.

GLOBAL – World Diabetes Day. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

BERLIN – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier receives Prince Charles at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin before the British royal and his wife Camilla attend an official Remembrance Day ceremony. – 10:30 am GMT

HANOI – Leaders of ASEAN countries and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meet by video link on the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit. HANOI – Vietnam concludes 37th ASEAN summit with the participation of leaders of Southeast Asian countries via video link. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan is expected to deliver a speech at the closing ceremony and make a statement afterwards.

GLOBAL – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

BOSNIA – Bosnia holds local elections BRAZIL – Brazilian municipal elections (first round).

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MONDAY NOV. 16

** TAIPEI CITY – Taiwanese economic and trade officials briefing ahead of APEC virtual summit in Malaysia. – 01:30 GMT

** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Paris.

GENEVA – UN and WTO officials discuss ideas for a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 with ministers at a virtual meeting. – 1500 GMT

GLOBAL – International Day for Tolerance.

BERLIN – German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier speaks at the opening of the 2020 SME Assembly for the German Presidency – 09:00 GMT.

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign and Trade Ministers from APEC Economies virtually meet to discuss trade and international affairs policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia. BERLIN – European leaders and heads of state meet in Berlin for an informal summit to discuss China.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17

** OTTAWA – Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Indian Minister of External Affairs SubrahmanyamJaishankar meet to discuss Canada-India relations in the COVID-19 era – 13:30 GMT.

BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki in Berlin – 09:00 GMT.

TBILISI – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to pay two-day visit to Georgia (as of November 18)

BRUSSELS – European affairs ministers from the 27-nation bloc are meeting by videoconference in mid-November to seal a new Brexit trade deal.

WORLD – World Prematurity Day.

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is holding its annual investment conference, with this year’s gathering focused on helping economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic (through November 18).

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 18

GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. VUKOVAR, Croatia – 29th anniversary of the Vukovar massacre. On November 18, 1991, Serbian militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatian independence captured the once prosperous and ethnically mixed city on the banks of the Danube, having reduced it to rubble during a brutal three-month siege.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President and Chief Climate Officer Frans Timmermans presents the EU’s offshore renewable energy strategy. BRUSSELS – The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis present the Commission’s opinions on the draft budget plans.

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THURSDAY NOV. 19

** BRUSSELS – The Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivers a keynote speech at the European Parliament’s “High Level Interparliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe”.

BRUSSELS – Leaders of the 27 countries forming the European Union to hold their second video conference to discuss the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic – 17:00 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact virtually with business leaders, policy makers and academics on topical issues at the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (Until November 20) BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will virtually convene the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (AELM) Economic Leaders Meeting. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts 15th Annual G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh (until November 22) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 22

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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MONDAY NOV. 23 BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, presents the pharmaceutical strategy of the block. He will also talk about the EU’s preparedness and resilience in health emergencies.

BRUSSELS – Vice-President of European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the EU action plan on intellectual property. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 25

GLOBAL – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

LONDON – UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a one-year plan for government spending which he says will focus on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing government plans to protect jobs.

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THURSDAY NOV. 26

MUMBAI, India – 12th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on November 26, 2008, lasted almost three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 29

Tehran, Iran – 9th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters angry at British unilateral sanctions.

BRAZIL – Brazilian municipal elections (second round). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY NOV. 30

ATHENS – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will visit Athens following a recent online meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.

BRUSSELS – Eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss IMF Article IV review mission to Eurozone, economic performance of Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain , Greece, preparations for the December Eurozone summit – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

** BRUSSELS – Videoconference of EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers.

TOKYO – Japanese Minister of Economy Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at a seminar hosted by Nikkei on the transformation of Japan into a global financial center – 23:30 GMT.

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

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

** BRUSSELS – Videoconference of European Ministers of Health.

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova, presents the Action Plan for European Democracy, a new strategy for the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and a communication on the digitization of judicial systems. BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Vice-President Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the European law on digital services.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU. (Until 04 December)

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SUNDAY, DEC. 6

Romania – Election of the Romanian Senate. Romania – Election to the Romanian Chamber of Deputies.

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MONDAY, DEC. seven

ACCRA – Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections.

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

HANOI – 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) (as of December 11)

HANOI – 7th ASEAN Plus Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMMPlus) (until December 11)

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, speaks about Horizon Europe’s research and innovation missions. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, presents the Union’s action plan to beat cancer.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10 BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until December 11) – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, DEC. 14

** BRUSSELS – Video conference of EU energy ministers.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-Presidents Margrethe Vestager, Margaritis Schinas and Josep Borrell give a press conference on the EU’s cybersecurity strategy. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas presents the EU’s proposal for additional measures on the protection of critical infrastructure and on strengthening Europol’s mandate. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis gives a press conference on strengthening Europe’s economic and financial sovereignty as well as fair minimum wages for EU workers.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 BRUSSELS – Euro area finance ministers meet to assess euro area member states’ draft budget plans, euro area budget situation and outlook, and euro area recommendations for 2021.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17

BRUSSELS – Economic and Financial Affairs Council

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Presidential election. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Election to the Central African National Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, DEC. 31 ITALY – Presidential election. LIBERIA – Election of the Liberian Senate. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY JAN. 1 TALLINN – 10th anniversary of the adoption of the euro by Estonia. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 4 BURMA – 73rd anniversary of Burma’s independence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 11 WASHINGTON / MOSCOW – 10th anniversary of the US-Russia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY JAN. 12 HAITI – 11th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

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