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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

** ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the military installations at Souda Air Base. ** BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia at NATO Headquarters – 8:15 a.m. GMT. ** MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calviño closes the 2nd Conference on Women and Leadership – 10:30 GMT. ATHENS – US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will visit Greece, Italy, the Holy See and Croatia. (as of October 02) JAKARTA – South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Gunn will visit Jakarta on a four-day trip that could include a courtesy visit to Lim Jock Hoi, the secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). (Last day) ATHENS – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Greece and meet Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (last day)

MOSCOW, Russia – President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation and Hungary. (Last day).

VILNIUS – French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lithuania on an official visit and meet Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda (last day).

DUSHANBE – Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov will visit Tajikistan (until September 30).

BRUSSELS – Brexit discussions in Brussels (until October 2).

BRUSSELS – The Georgian Prime Minister will pay an official visit to Brussels. (as of September 30) BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to reporters after a video conference with state prime ministers as infections rise in Europe’s largest economy. BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz delivers a speech on financial plans for 2021 at a Bundestag meeting in Berlin -0800 GMT. COPENHAGEN – The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will speak at the Danish Industry Summit – 11:00 GMT. SEOUL – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab holds 5th strategic dialogue with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul – 02:30 GMT. HANOI – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Hanoi for two days of meetings with his Vietnamese counterparts (until September 30)

RIGA – French President Emmanuel Macron visits Latvia (until September 30).

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

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30

** WARSAW – Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud will travel to Poland to meet with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau – 12:30 GMT. ** BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers speech via video link at United Nations event on biodiversity amid pressure on climate change – 2:00 p.m. GMT. ** HANOI – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab meets Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi – 03:30 GMT. ** HANOI – British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab meets Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and ASEAN Foreign Ministers online – 08:00 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier delivers the opening speech at the European Data Summit in Berlin – 15:00 GMT. NEW YORK, USA – The United Nations hosts a “ United Nations Biodiversity Summit ” with the aim of providing “ political direction and momentum for the development of a global biodiversity framework for the post-2020 ”. – 2:00 p.m. GMT. ROME – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Rome. (as of October 1)

CLEVELAND, OHIO – US President Donald Trump and Democratic Candidate Joe Biden participate in the First Presidential Debate – 01:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas speaks out to put pressure on the new EU pact on migration and asylum.

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

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THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

** BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Igor Matovič at NATO Headquarters. ** BRUSSELS – European Union leaders hold extraordinary summit to discuss single market issues (until 02 October) ** PRAGUE – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau visits Prague and meets his counterpart Czech Tomas Petricek – 13:00 GMT. GLOBAL – International Day of Older Persons.

ABUJA – Nigeria celebrates its 60th anniversary.

CHINA – 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. BRUSSELS – Special meeting of the European Council (until 2 October).

Bermuda – Bermuda holds early general election

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FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

** DUBLIN – Irish Finance Minister and Eurogroup Chairman Paschal Donohoe and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speak at Irish webinar – 07:00 GMT.

GUINEA – 62nd anniversary of independence from France.

GLOBAL – International Day of Non-Violence. CZECH – Czechs vote in regional and senatorial elections (until October 3).

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

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Teachers’ Day.

SAN FRANCISCO – 9th anniversary of the death of Apple (NASDAQ 🙂 co-founder Steve Jobs. BERLIN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier invites EU energy ministers for informal talks in Berlin (until 6 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

** TOKYO – Indian Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will travel to Tokyo for a Quad meeting. (as of October 07) LONDON – IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva speaks at LSE – 12:00 GMT.

BRUSSELS – EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks out to lobby for EU enlargement package and economic and investment plan for the Balkans westerners.

BRUSSELS – Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna speaks during a video conference with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the Commission European Union, 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 7 OCTOBER

MOSCOW – 14th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn and European Commissioner Thierry Breton speak at a conference on how to increase drug production in Europe after COVID-19 pandemic highlights vulnerabilities of the supply chain of active ingredients used in medicines. – 11:30 am GMT

HANOI – Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Hanoi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Sight Day.

Luxembourg – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU (until 09 October)

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

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

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

GLOBAL – World Mental Health Day.

GLOBAL – World Day Against the Death Penalty.

FIDJI – 50th anniversary of independence.

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SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

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

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER

BALI – 18th anniversary of the Bali attacks.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 13

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 – 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

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

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

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

** BOLIVIA – Bolivia holds 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

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

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

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 over 600 people and injured over 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 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

TANZANIA – Tanzania to hold presidential and parliamentary elections

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** 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

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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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

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

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

** KUALA LUMPUR – Business pioneers in Asia-Pacific interact with business leaders, policy makers 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

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 related to trade growth, jobs and people’s quality of life at the Economic Leaders Meeting of 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

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