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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

** MOSCOW – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is due to depart for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Moscow. ** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces the composition of the College of the European Commission – 08:00 GMT.

** ANKARA – Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey hold a video link summit to discuss the fight against COVID-19 and other areas of cooperation between the two neighboring states. ** MILAN, Italy – Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio hold a joint press conference in Milan. ** BERLIN – German Minister of Education Anja Karliczek presents an OECD report on education in Berlin – 09:00 GMT. ** PARIS – OECD Secretary General Angel Guria and French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer hold a press conference for the release of the COVID-19 crisis report on education – 09:00 GMT. LONDON – Brexit talks in London (until September 11)

VENICE, Italy – Venice International Film Festival 2020 (until September 12).

NICOSIA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Cyprus – 08:00 LJUBLJANA – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

BEIRUT – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visits Lebanon after the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4.

BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks at an online event on the green recovery of the transport sector. – 1500 GMT

LITHUANIA – Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen will visit Lithuania.

EGYPT – Election to the Egyptian Senate

BRUSSELS – Brussels Economic Forum (by videoconference)

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9

** MOSCOW – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirming his arrival in Moscow on Wednesday evening, a bilateral meeting with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to discuss ways to resolve the military standoff in Ladakh on Thursday is confirmed. ** SEOUL – South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha attends the ASEAN-ROK ministerial meeting and other events via video conference. ** HANOI – Foreign Ministers of Association of Southeastern Nations (ASEAN) countries begin three days of meetings with their counterparts as well as other officials from the United States, China, Russia and EU (until September 11) VIENNA – New Eurogroup of Eurozone Finance Ministers Ireland Paschal Donohoe takes part in lively discussion on fallout from COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the Eurogroup with Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel. – 10:30 am GMT – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

BERLIN – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic with military honors at Bellevue Palace in Berlin. – 8:00 GMT

IRAN, Islamic Republic of – Election of the Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly UNITED STATES – 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup. BERLIN – EU Informal Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers (until 12 September). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers his annual speech on the state of the country’s economy.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

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

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

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – Referendum election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21

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 topics, from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization – 0645 – – – – – – – – –

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 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 SEPTEMBER 30 TORONTO – Canada hosts the World 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 LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

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. – – – – – – – – –

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, NOVEMBER 03 United States of America – Election of 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

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.

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