DIARY-Political and General News Events from Aug. 6

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

** TRIPOLI – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Libya with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo.

** NICOSIA – Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud meets with Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides in Nicosia. ** CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with his Greek counterpart in Cairo, Nikos Dendias. ** BERLIN – German Health Minister Jens Spahn holds news conference on the coronavirus spread in Germany – 0900 GMT PENANG, Malaysia – APEC Third Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings (to Aug. 15).

GLOBAL – World Breastfeeding Week (to Aug. 7).

LONDON – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi plans to visit Britain from Aug. 5-7 to hold talks with British Trade Minister Liz Truss on the early conclusion of a bilateral free trade deal. (to Aug 07) BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron visits Lebanon and will meet Lebanese political leaders.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara delivers an address to the nation during the country’s national holiday – 2000 GMT MANILA – Philippines’ finance minister, Carlos Dominguez, attends an online economic forum to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and economic outlook for the second half – 0700 GMT.

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Hiroshima Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 VIETNAM – Member countries mark the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 NAGASAKI, Japan – Nagasaki Commemorations 75th Anniversary of 1945 nuclear attacks.

BELARUS – Belarus Presidential Election.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 11

PRAGUE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to visit the Czech Republic (to Aug. 12). LILONGWE – Rwandan President Paul Kagame to visit Malawi to hold bilateral talks with Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera (to Aug. 12)

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

GLOBAL – International Youth Day. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

JAKARTA – Indonesia President Joko Widodo is scheduled to deliver state of the union speech at the parliament, unveiling the 2021 budget and the government’s economic agenda for the next year.

PAKISTAN – 73rd anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 ** WARSAW – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Warsaw to sign a defence cooperation agreement introducing 1,000 more U.S. troops to Poland and taking part in its Armed Forces Day. JAPAN – 75th anniversary of country’s surrender in World War Two.

INDIA – 73rd anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule.

LIECHTENSTEIN – 214th Anniversary of Independence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 17 BRUSSELS – Brexit talks in Brussels (to Aug. 21) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

GLOBAL – World Humanitarian Day.

MOSCOW – 28th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

SYRIA – 7th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

HANOI, Vietnam – 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 52) (to Aug 29). HANOI – Vietnam hosts 9th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

BALTIC WAY – 31st anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

POLAND – Poland marks the 31st anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989.

UKRAINE – 29th Anniversary of Independence.

WASHINGTON – 208th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

URUGUAY – Uruguay’s Independence Day.

PARIS – 76th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 BERLIN – Informal meeting of EU defence ministers – 0900 GMT – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

BERLIN – Informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers – Gymnich (to Aug. 28).

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 MONTENEGRO – Montenegrin Assembly election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, AUGUST 31 HANOI – Vietnam host 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his second state of the union address. BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton speaks in an online interview with Politico Europe – 0630 GMT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 BRUSSELS – EU Commissioner for trade Phil Hogan speaks at online event on EU trade, model of ‘open strategic autonomy’ and the COVID-19 crisis. – 0700 GMT

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 BOLIVIA – Presidential election.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 LONDON – Brexit talks in London (to Sept. 11) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

BRUSSELS – Brussels Economic Forum (by videoconference)

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to Sept. 12). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 LEIPZIG – The German EU presidency will hold an EU-China Summit in Leipzig (to Sept. 14). – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (to Sept. 18).

LEIPZIG – The German EU presidency hosts an EU-China Summit – 0730 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – New Zealand House of Representatives election. New Zealand – Referendum election.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

BRUSSELS – EU ministers responsible for trade hold informal meeting in Berlin to discuss current trade topics from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

NEW YORK CITY – World leaders take part in 75th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate (to September 28).

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 BRUSSELS Brexit talks in Brussels (to Oct. 2).

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 04 KYRGYZSTAN – Kyrgyz Supreme Council Election. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum Election.

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