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FRIDAY, NOV. 20 ** NEW YORK CITY, United States – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media ahead of a G20 meeting – 17:30 GMT.

** KUALA LUMPUR – US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia-Pacific leaders to discuss the coronavirus and the global economic recovery. ** KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin gives a press conference after the end of APEC 2020 – 15:30 GMT. ** NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit via video call – 12:30 p.m. GMT. ** HANOI – ASEAN + 3 (China, Japan and South Korea) on Energy Meeting (AMEM + 3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting including ASEAN + 3 and other countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India and Russia is taking place virtually, chaired by Vietnam – 03:30 GMT. ** RIYADH – Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir addresses the G20 panel titled “G20 to Reconnect the World” – 12.00 GMT. HANOI – Argentine President Mauricio Macri begins an official state visit to Vietnam to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership, at the invitation of President Nguyen Phu Trong. (Last day)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A delegation from Uzbekistan led by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov is on a working visit to the United States. (Until November 22) 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 be would then travel to Turkey, Georgia, Israel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (until 23 November).

DUSHANBE – Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev will visit Tajikistan. (Last day) KUALA LUMPUR – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to attend the 2020 APEC CEO Dialogues via video link, ahead of the virtual leaders’ summit. Trudeau is to engage in a dialogue with one of the hosts on “the future of world leadership.” (Last day) KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact virtually with business leaders, policymakers and academia on topical issues at the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (Last day) BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel give a press conference ahead of the G20 meeting in Saudi Arabia – 11:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier, European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, French Minister of Finance and Economy LeMaire plus ESA Director General Jan Woerner and Portuguese Minister of Science Manuel Heitor hold press conference after meeting of EU ministers responsible for space – 13:30 GMT GENEVA – WTO meeting on intellectual property due to resolution of COVID-19 waivers – 10:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President for Values ​​and Transparency Vera Jourova will make some official opening remarks on “How can Europe protect the rule of law in times of crisis?” followed by an off-the-record Q&A discussion with the audience – 10:00 GMT. WASHINGTON DC – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is scheduled to speak at the APEC 2020 CEOs Dialogues via video link ahead of the Virtual Leaders Summit on “Restarting Asia-Pacific Growth.” WASHINGTON DC – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will speak at the APEC Business Forum. KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia to convene the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (AELM) Economic Leaders’ Meeting virtually – 12:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a conference call with G20 leaders. RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts 15th Annual G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh (until November 22) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOV. 22

** BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz hold a press conference after the virtual G20 summit – 16:00 GMT. BURKINA FASO – Election of the President of Burkina Faso. BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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MONDAY NOV. 23 ** MOSCOW / BAKU – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit to Moscow and Baku aims to “talk to regional parties” (as of November 24) ** MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to meet with his counterpart Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif – 12:00 GMT. BANGKOK – Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks on economy at business forum – 0200 GMT. BRUSSELS – EU Development Ministers meet by videoconference – 14:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

** TOKYO – China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Japan for a two-day visit and is meeting his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo. (Until November 25) 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

** SEOUL – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Seoul for talks with her counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, they will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic. (As of November 27) MINSK – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Belarus to participate in a joint session of the councils of the Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries. (to 26 NOV.) 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

** BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reydners addresses European lawmakers on the new consumer agenda – 16:00 GMT. 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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FRIDAY, NOV. 27 ** BRUSSELS – European Research Ministers meet by videoconference to discuss new EU investment targets in research and development, state of play of EU budget discussions EU and EU Open Science Cloud – 09:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

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 – NATO Foreign Ministers hold two days of videoconferencing. (Until 02 December) 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

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

** BRUSSELS – Vice-President of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans gives a press conference on the Union’s sustainability requirements for batteries in the EU. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission and Chief Climate Officer, Frans Timmermans, presents a revision of the EU TEN-E regulation. 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) – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

BRUSSELS – Euro summit. – – – – – – – – –

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 the strengthening of 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

NIGER – Niger holds presidential and legislative elections 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. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY JAN. 10 Kazakhstan – Election to the Kazakh House of Representatives. – – – – – – – – –

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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THURSDAY JAN. 14

** UGANDA – Uganda will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY JAN. 18

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

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MONDAY JAN. 25 ** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers speech on “Priorities for Europe” – 19:30 GMT. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

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