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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

** COLOMBO – The Chinese delegation led by former Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, member of the political bureau of the Community Party, will meet with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

** BEIJING – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay two-day official visit to China (until October 10) ** MOSCOW – Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan will arrive in Moscow. ** MANILA – Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin, on official visit to China, will meet Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi – (until October 11).

LUSAKA, Zambia – British Minister for Africa James Duddridge MP will be on a two-day visit to Zambia. (Last day) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Romanian Defense and Economy Ministers Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca and Virgil Popescu are visiting the United States. (As of October 11) YEREVAN – Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to visit Armenia (last day) MOSCOW – Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod travels to Moscow, where he intends to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Transport Evgeny Dietrich. (Last day)

Luxembourg – Meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (last day)

ROME – Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will pay an official visit to the Italian Republic, following an invitation from Italian President Sergio Mattarella. BEIJING – Indonesian President’s Special Envoy Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is also the country’s coordinator for cooperation with China, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin will pay official visits to China. (Until October 10) MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to welcome his Danish counterpart in Moscow – 11:00 GMT. BARCELONA, Spain – King Felipe of Spain and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attend closing day of economic conference in Barcelona – 10:30 am GMT BERLIN – Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin – 1115 GMT.

GLOBAL – World Post Day. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

GUARDA – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez participate in the Spanish-Portuguese summit. GLOBAL – World Mental Health Day.

GLOBAL – World Day Against the Death Penalty.

FIDJI – 50th anniversary of independence.

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SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

** CAMBODIA, KUALA LUMPUR, VIENTIANE, BANGKOK, SINGAPORE – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand, and make a transit visit to Singapore (until October 15)

TAJIKISTAN – Election of the President – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to meet his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan – 11:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The Foreign Affairs Council will exchange views on Russia and on the EU’s relations with the Latin America and Caribbean region and will be informed of current events.

BALI – 18th anniversary of the Bali attacks.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 13

WASHINGTON DC – International Monetary Fund and Group of 24 Officials Hold Media Briefings on Global Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability – 12:30 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU ministers discuss Brexit trade talks ahead of EU leaders’ summit.

WORLD – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.

SAN JOSE, Chile – 10th anniversary of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine. LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER

** BRUSSELS – Video conference of the EU Tripartite Social Summit.

** BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses EU lawmakers on batteries in the EU. – 1500 GMT

WASHINGTON DC – International Monetary Fund officials hold press briefings and press conferences – 12:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and of the European Council Charles Michel hold a summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European social partners.

GENEVA – The General Council of the WTO meets.

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference on how to remove barriers to investment to ensure a successful bloc recovery. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission and Chief Climate Officer, Frans Timmermans, presents the bloc’s report on the energy state of the Union, the wave of renovation and offshore renewable energies.

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THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER

BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier makes a statement ahead of a video conference with telecommunications ministers of EU countries – 0700 GMT.

WORLD – United Nations Global Handwashing Day.

GLOBAL – International Day of Rural Women. BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until October 16)

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16

GLOBAL – World Food Day.

MIAMI, United States – Analysis of the second debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden – 0100 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

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

HANOI – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will arrive in Hanoi 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. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER

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. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 22 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 KUALA LUMPUR – Finance ministers of APEC countries meet to discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC finance ministers meeting in Malaysia (until October 28) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER

** BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic speaks to 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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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 – – – – – – – – –

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). – – – – – – – – –

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.

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