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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 ** ANKARA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds a press conference with Bangladesh Foreign Minister. – 1000 GMT

MOSCOW – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Russia to attend a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and will also visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia (until September 16).

MADRID – Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calviño participates in the SKYTALK event organized by Raiffeisen Bank International – 10:10 GMT. BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in Berlin – 13:00 GMT. GENEVA – WHO Europe meeting on COVID-19 response (as of September 15) BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen hold a conference of joint press after a video conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping – 14:30 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis speaks at an online event on “The EU and the US: How to Build a Positive Agenda” – 8:15 GMT.

MOSCOW – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits Moscow, meets Russian President Vladimir Poutine VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (as of September 18).

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

** BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission speaks to lobby for a regulation on high performance computing and connectivity.

** BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn, Research Minister Anja Karliczek and Prince Edward Island Vaccine Regulator Chief Klaus Cichutek hold a press conference on research on the coronavirus vaccine. – 10:30 am GMT

** VIENNA – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen holds a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy after receiving him in his office. – 10:30 am GMT

** LONDON – Indonesian Minister of Finance and PBOC officials speak at emerging and frontier markets conference – 12:00 GMT

** VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz holds a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. – 13:30 GMT

LJUBLJANA – Foreign Ministers of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia visit Slovenia. BRUSSELS – The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, discusses foreign affairs news with EU lawmakers in Brussels – 07:00 GMT.

VIENNA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will pay an official visit to the Republic of Austria (until September 16). BRUSSELS – EU Digital Manager Margrethe Vestager speaks on the regulation of high performance computing. BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talks about the implementation of the EU’s recovery and resilience mechanism.

ATHENS – The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, will visit Athens.

GLOBAL – International Day of Democracy.

GUATEMALA – 199th anniversary of independence.

EL SALVADOR – 199th anniversary of independence.

COSTA RICA – 199th anniversary of independence.

HONDURAS – 199th anniversary of independence.

NICARAGUA – 199th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16

** BRUSSELS – EU lawmakers vote on the creation of the EU’s just transition fund – 3:30 p.m. GMT

BERLIN – German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier delivers a speech at an event organized by the German Association of Medicines Manufacturers – 13:30 GMT.

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears before Parliament’s Liaison Committee to discuss the government’s response to the coronavirus, particularly with regard to the economy, Brexit and foreign policy – 14:30 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen presents proposals for a post-COVID19 world in her first State of the European Union address to the European Parliament – 07:00 GMT. PARIS – Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist, presents the global economic outlook, updating her forecasts for major economies and member countries, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.

PARIS – The OECD updates the economic outlook for the G20 economies.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

** VILNIUS – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and several government ministers in Lithuania for a joint session of the Polish and Lithuanian governments.

BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Berlin – 3.30pm GMT. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18

** MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calviño attends Asian Development Bank Assembly – 07:30 GMT

** BRUSSELS – EU chief environment officer Virginijus Sinkevicius speaks at an event on how the bloc can shift to a more circular economy, improving recycling and reducing waste. – 1000 GMT

** BRUSSELS – European Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels. – 10:15 a.m. GMT

MADRID – Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calvino attends Asian Development Bank Assembly – 07:30 GMT. BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in Berlin – 09:00 GMT.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – Referendum election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21

** WASHINGTON D.C. – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif speaks at closed think tank – 3:00 p.m. GMT

BERLIN – German Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier hosts a meeting of fellow European ministers responsible for trade, with particular emphasis on the future of the steel industry. A joint press conference with European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis is scheduled for 2.15 p.m. GMT. BRUSSELS – EU foreign ministers meet to discuss developments related to China, Turkey and Russia.

VIENNA – 64th IAEA General Conference (until September 25). BRUSSELS – EU trade ministers hold informal meeting in Berlin to discuss current trade issues, from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization – 06:45 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will open the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which will be a virtual meeting this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with pre-recorded video speeches from heads of state.

NEW YORK CITY – World leaders participate in the 75th annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (until September 28).

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

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24

NEW YORK – Virtual United Nations Security Council Summit Meeting on “Global Governance After COVID-19” – 12:30 GMT. FALKLAND ISLANDS (Islas Malvinas) – Referendum election. BRUSSELS – Special meeting of the European Council (until September 25). BISSAU – Guinea-Bissau celebrates the 47th anniversary of the independence of Portugal. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 WORLD – World Rabies Day.

SEOUL – South Korea marks the 66th anniversary of Seoul’s recovery from North Korea during the Korean War. BRUSSELS – Brexit discussions in Brussels (until October 2).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Competitiveness Council of the EU (Research and Innovation).

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WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER ** BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas speaks out to put pressure on the EU’s new pact on migration and asylum.

TORONTO – Canada hosts the Global Circular Economy Forum in Toronto.

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER KYRGYZSTAN – Election of the Kyrgyz Supreme Council. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER BERLIN – Informal meeting of the meeting of EU energy ministers (until 6 October). BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

** BRUSSELS – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks out to lobby for EU enlargement package and on an economic and investment front for the Western Balkans.

BRUSSELS – Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna speaks by videoconference with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup, And Klaus Regling, Director General of the ESM on Economic and Monetary Union – 13:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU. LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 HANOI – Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Hanoi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER Luxembourg – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU (as of 09 October) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

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

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER

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

BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until October 16)

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

NEW ZEALAND – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 GUINEA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

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

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER CHILE – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 KUALA LUMPUR – APEC Finance Ministers 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) – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER GEORGIA – Election of the Georgian Parliament. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER

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.

Palau – Election of the Senate 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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SUNDAY 08 NOVEMBER

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

MYANMAR – Election to the House of Burmese Nationalities.

MYANMAR – Election to the Myanmar House of Representatives.

KUALA LUMPUR – Foreign 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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TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

JORDAN – Election to the Jordanian Chamber of Deputies.

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WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER

** HANOI – Vietnam is hosting ASEAN Foreign Ministers (AMM) meeting in Hanoi (until November 15). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

** RIYADH – Saudi Arabia hosts the 15th Annual G20 Leaders Summit in Riyadh.

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SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO – Election to the Burkinabè National Assembly.

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