Political and General News Events from Feb 10

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—————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– THURSDAY, FEB. 10 ** KYIV – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte visits Ukraine. ** ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic. ** MOSCOW – British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow – 1100 GMT SAPPORO, Japan – 2022 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 12). CANBERRA – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will attend the fourth Quad Foreign Ministers’ meet in Australia (to Feb.12) GRENOBLE, France – Informal meeting of EU health ministers (Final day) BRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters – 0930 GMT WARSAW/ BRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit Poland and NATO headquarters in Brussels amid tensions over the security situation in Ukraine – 1400 GMT CANBERRA – Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, will be paying an official visit to Australia at the invitation of his Australian counterpart Marise Payne. (To Feb. 13) MOSCOW – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will travel to Russia on a working visit. (To Feb. 11) BERLIN – Statements of German Chancellor Scholz, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Ukraine crisis – 1700 GMT MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño attends FUNCAS event in Madrid – 1730 GMT DAKAR – EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a joint press conference with Senegal’s President Macky Sall – 0930 GMT JERUSALEM – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki – 1800 GMT MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calvino appears in parliament to participate in the EU relations commission – 0900 GMT. MOSCOW – UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will pay a visit to Russia CANBERRA – Australia to host ‘Quad’ meeting of foreign ministers (to Feb.11) PARIS – OECD Economic Surveys: Colombia DUBAI – Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince William visits the United Arab Emirates on a trip that coincides with UK National Day being held at Expo 2020 Dubai. BERLIN – 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (to Feb. 20). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEB. 11

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** WARSAW – German Economy Minister Robert Habeck will meet Polish environment and economy ministers in Warsaw. ** BANGKOK – Thai finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a speech on economic policies for the country’s sustainable development – 0200 GMT AMMAN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. TAIPEI CITY – Somaliland foreign minister Essa Kayd Mohamoud holds news conference in Taiwan – 0300 GMT CAIRO – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. PARIS – French president Emmanuel Macron chairs high level segment of an International summit on Ocean, part of the French Presidency of European Union – 0800 GMT BRUSSELS – The EU Commissioner in charge of post-Brexit negotiations, Maros Sefcovic, meets British foreign minister Liz Truss in London to discuss Northern Ireland impasse. GENEVA – U.N. Commission on Human Rights news conference on South Sudan – 0600 GMT LONDON – Politico online conference, with speech from European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness – 0730 GMT DUBLIN – Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Values and Transparency, speaks at Ireland’s Institute of International and European Affairs think tank – 1300 GMT. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEB. 12 SUVA – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Fiji to meet with Pacific Island leaders and Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2022 (to Mar. 1). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB. 13 MANILA – Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will visit Philippines. (To Feb. 15) SWITZERLAND – Referendum election. MARSEILLE, France – EU trade ministers meet in Marseille (to Feb 14) BERLIN – German presidential election at the Reichstag in Berlin BEIRUT – 14th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah. GLOBAL – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB. 14

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** MOSCOW – Zbigniew Rau, Foreign Minister of Poland, who currently presides in the OSCE, will begin his visit in Moscow. KYIV – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will hold talks with Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz. MOSCOW – Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, to visit Russia (to Feb.17) KYIV – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to pay visit to Ukraine. ABU DHABI – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United Arab Emirates as part of efforts to boost cooperation between the two countries, mending ties strained by years of animosity. (To Feb 15). GLOBAL – Valentine’s Day. BEIRUT – 17th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEB. 15 BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gives a news conference ahead of a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels – 1200 GMT RIGA – German President Steinmeier holds press conference in Latvia – 1700 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Yemen – 2000 GMT MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will hold talks in Moscow. RIGA, Latvia – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender travel to Latvia to meet with President Egils Levits and his wife Andra Levite in Riga. MOSCOW – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Zbigniew Rau will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16

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** MOSCOW – The Russian and Brazilian foreign and defense ministers are to meet in Moscow in the 2+2 format. TOULOUSE, France – Informal meeting of European ministers responsible for space. RIGA – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a speech at a conference in Riga – 0930 GMT SIEM REAP, Cambodia – Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet to discuss humanitarian aid for Myanmar. (To Feb 17). BRUSSELS – Defence ministers from the NATO alliance meet in Brussels for a two-day summit chaired by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (To Feb 17). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. 17 JAKARTA – Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors from G20 countries meeting in Indonesia (to Feb. 18) PRISTINA – 14th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts the European Union – African Union summit. (To Feb. 18) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEB. 18 MOSCOW – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias will visit Moscow. SINGAPORE – Singapore’s finance minister Lawrence Wong to deliver the 2022 fiscal year budget – 0600 GMT – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB. 20 DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier travels to Senegal – (To Feb. 23). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB. 21 DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds talks with Senegal’s President Macky Sall. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEB. 22 NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Central African Republic – 1500 GMT BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23 COPENHAGEN – Britain’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen – 1030 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. General Assembly to hold annual meeting on Ukraine – 1500 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Israel and the Palestinians – 1500 GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will present the 2022 budget in parliament. – 1200 GMT – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEB. 25 PARIS – Eurogroup meeting. PARIS – EU Informal meeting of ministers for the economy and finance (to Feb. 26). RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (to Mar. 5). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB.27 BELARUS – Referendum election. MALI – Mali Presidential Election. MALI – Malian National Assembly election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB.28 GENEVA – 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to April 1). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 1 WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 VIENNA – 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 3 ARLES, France – EU Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council (to March 4) BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To Mar. 4) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 SOUTH KOREA – South Korea holds Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MARCH 13 COLOMBIA – Colombian Senate election. COLOMBIA – Colombian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 14 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal stance for 2023, banking union – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 15 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands holds municipal elections. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MARCH 19 DILI, Timor-Leste – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 22 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 24 BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts summit of European Union leaders (To Mar 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 25). – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 4

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** BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on G20, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 5 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 PARIS, France – Presidential election (First round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY APRIL 11 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 24 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian National Assembly election. PARIS, France – Presidential election (Second round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 25 NEW YORK, United States – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up including the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD. (To Apr. 28) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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