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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16

ALGERIA – The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian will pay a two-day working visit to Algeria. (last day)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will undertake a five-day trip to the United States, after the United States government lifted a long-standing ban on his entry into the country. (Until October 19)

Yerevan – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Yerevan, where he will meet his Armenian counterpart, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

BRUSSELS – French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference after meeting his fellow EU leaders on the day of a summit to discuss Brexit negotiations (last day).

BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference after meeting her fellow EU leaders on the day of a summit to discuss Brexit negotiations (last day).

BRUSSELS – European Council President Charles Michel gives a press conference after meeting EU leaders for the summit.

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is set to outline the government’s 2021 GDP and inflation targets in a budget strategy presentation to business leaders – 06:00 GMT.

WASHINGTON DC – Annual IMF / World Bank meetings (until October 18). PARAMARIBO, Suriname – A team of ministers from Suriname will visit Guyana from Wednesday to Friday to continue discussions on various initiatives launched by the presidents of the two countries in August. (last day). DHAKA – US Assistant Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun to visit Dhaka (last day)

PARIS – The French Foreign Minister is traveling to Algeria for bilateral talks, will include meetings with senior officials and will focus on bilateral relations, Libya and Mali. (last day) BRUSSELS – The European Council arrives for a two-day summit (last day)

HANOI – Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Szijjártó Péter visits Vietnam.

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hold joint press conference – 14:00 GMT.

VILNIUS – Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne is in Vilnius, will meet Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, and attend a Baltic Group meeting with ministers from Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia – 0910 GMT.

NUR-SULTAN – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan and hold talks with the country’s military and political leaders on multidisciplinary cooperation.

GLOBAL – World Food Day.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

WASHINGTON DC – Annual meeting between the IMF and the World Bank Group.

GLOBAL – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. NEW ZEALAND – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

BOLIVIA – Election to the Bolivian Chamber of Senators.

BOLIVIA – Election to the Bolivian Chamber of Deputies.

SOFIA, Bulgaria – IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will give a virtual press conference for Bulgarian journalists on the Fund’s global outlook and the outlook for Bulgaria and Eastern Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic – 12:30 p.m. GMT.

HANOI / JAKARTA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will travel to Hanoi and Jakarta for a four-day visit. (Until October 21) BOLIVIA – Bolivia is holding a delayed 2020 presidential election.

JERUSALEM – 9th anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of Hamas incommunicado detention in the Gaza Strip. GUINEA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will welcome Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejcinovic-Buric in Moscow – 12:00 GMT.

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TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER

TALLINN – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev meets Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Tallinn – 08:30 GMT.

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the European Parliament to present the Commission’s 2021 work program.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

TRIPOLI – 9th anniversary of the capture and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gives a press conference ahead of the Defense Ministers’ meeting.

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THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold virtual meeting via teleconference (until 23 October)

MADRID – Spain’s Energy Minister Teresa Ribera will speak at the Santander International Banking Conference – 14:00 GMT.

SEYCHELLES – Election of the president – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

LIBYA – 9th anniversary of the declaration of liberation of Libya.

VAN, Turkey – 9th anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others. NASHVILLE, USA – Analysis of the final debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden – 0100 GMT.

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SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

CANADA – The Canadian province of British Columbia holds its election. EGYPT – Election of the Egyptian People’s Assembly – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER CHILE – Referendum election. BERLIN – World Health Summit (until OCTOBER 27).

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 CANADA – The Canadian ridings of Toronto Center and York Center in Ontario will be holding by-elections.

MADRID – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will host a conference of presidents, during which Spanish regional presidents will discuss the distribution of the European stimulus fund. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will also attend the meeting.

KUALA LUMPUR – Finance ministers from APEC countries meet to address regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC-Finance Ministers meeting in Malaysia (until October 28 ) – – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27

ZAGREB – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Croatia. SARAJEVO – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Bosnia. (As of October 28)

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WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU.

TANZANIA – Election to the Tanzanian National Assembly. TANZANIA – Tanzania is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections.

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THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager speaks at an EPC online event on EU Digital Services – 10:00 GMT.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

BRAZIL – Local elections in Brazil. (as of Nov. 15) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 COTE D’IVOIRE – Presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire.

GEORGIA – Election of the Georgian Parliament. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

MOLDOVA – Presidential election in Moldova.

EGYPT – Egypt holds parliamentary elections

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TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Minister of Finance of the euro zone – 14:00 GMT. GUAM – Non-voting delegate in the election of the United States House of Representatives. United States of America – Election to the United States House of Representatives.

Palau – Election of the Senate of Palau.

Puerto Rico – Election to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

United States of America – Election of the United States Senate.

Puerto Rico – Election of the Puerto Rican Senate.

Puerto Rico – Election of Puerto Rican Governor.

United States of America – Election of President.

Palau – Election of the House of Delegates of Palau.

Guam – Legislative Election of Guam. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER BRUSSELS – EU Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers

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THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Election of the Saint Vincentian Assembly. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 07 NOVEMBER

GHANA – Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 08 NOVEMBER

MYANMAR – Election to the House of Burmese Nationalities.

MYANMAR – Election to the Myanmar House of Representatives.

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministers from APEC Economies Meet to Discuss Trade and International Affairs Policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia (through November 9)

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign and Trade Ministers from APEC economies meet to discuss trade and international affairs policies at APEC Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

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

KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact with business leaders, policymakers and academics on topical issues at the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (November 11) JORDAN – Election to the Jordanian Chamber of Deputies.

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WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER

BELIZE – Election to the Belize House of Representatives.

HANOI – Vietnam hosts the ASEAN Foreign Ministers (AMM) meeting in Hanoi (until November 15). – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER

KUALA LUMPUR – Government leaders from all APEC member economies come together to discuss issues relating to trade growth, jobs and people’s quality of life at the meeting of economic leaders of the ‘APEC in Malaysia. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU (cohesion). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU (budget) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

BOSNIA – Bosnia holds local elections – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

European leaders and heads of state meet in Berlin for an informal summit to discuss China. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER

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

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MONDAY 7 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER Luxembourg – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 09 DECEMBER

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 10 DECEMBER BRUSSELS – The European Council arrives for a two-day summit (until 11 December) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER 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. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

BRUSSELS – Economic and Financial Affairs Council

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