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—————————————————————- This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————- MONDAY, NOV. 22 ** TOKYO – Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh left Hanoi for Tokyo for an official visit of four days to boost bilateral ties (to Nov. 25). ** BRASILIA – Brazil’s Environment Minister Joaquim Leite, Foreign Minister Carlos França, and Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina hold a joint press conference to discuss the outcomes of the Glasgow climate conference. ** BRUSSELS – The vice-president of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, receives representatives from European Movement Ireland and Clement Beaune, Minister of State for European Affairs of France. ** STRASBOURG – The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell meets foreign minister of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. ** MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte participates in the ASEAN-China Special Summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations via video conference. ** BERLIN – The presidents of Germany and Finland, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Sauli Niinistö, take part at a virtual panel on foreign policy, held by Koerber-Stiftung foundation – 1615 GMT. SEOUL – Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada will make a state visit to South Korea next week to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues with President Moon Jae-in (to Nov. 24)

BRUSSELS – French Prime Minister Jean Castex visits Brussels to meet Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo with security on the agenda. MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss mutual relationship between the two countries with his Lebanese counterpart, Abdallah Bou Habib in Moscow DUSHANBE – Foreign ministers of Central Asian countries and European Union meet in Dushanbe MADRID – Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calviño speaks at Forum Europe meeting organized by Nueva Economia – 0800 GMT BERLIN – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier receives Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto at Bellevue Palace in Berlin – 1100 GMT. GENEVA – World Trade Organization holds General Council meeting – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 23 ** DUBAI – UAE and Israeli energy ministers meet in Dubai to discuss opportunities for UAE, Israeli and American companies. ** TOKYO – Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang meets with Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi, holds a signing ceremony in Tokyo – 0600 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – European affairs ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the December leaders’ summit, the response to the COVID crisis and relations with Britain – 0730 GMT. ** SOCHI – Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Sochi. ** JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on an official state visit to explore new areas of economic, trade and investment cooperation – 0700 GMT. ** STRASBOURG – European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen address EU parliament on the conclusions of the October leaders’ summit – 1400 GMT. MOSCOW – President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas will pay an official visit to Russia. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24 ** TOKYO – Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visiting Japan meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The two will hold a joint news conference following their meeting. ** TOKYO – Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod meets with Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo – 0230 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes part in a EU parliament debate on the outcomes of the COP26 climate conference – 0800 GMT. ** BOGOTA – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Colombia’s President Ivan Duque will hold a press conference at the close of Guterres’ visit to mark five years since the signing of a peace deal between the FARC rebels and the government – 2100 GMT. RABAT – Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will visit Morocco and sign an agreement with his counterpart on enhancing security cooperation (to Nov. 25). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 25 BRUSSELS – Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) via video conference. (Nov. 26) GLOBAL – International day for the elimination of violence against women. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, NOV. 26 VATICAN CITY – French President Emmanuel Macron meets Pope Francis at Vatican – 0930 GMT. MUMBAI, India – 13th anniversary of a series of devastating attacks on the Indian city by militants. The attacks, which began on Nov. 26, 2008 lasted nearly three days and left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 28 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Presidential election. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduran National Congress election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 29 LONDON – Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo travels to the UK on Monday where he visits the Oxford University and the Oxford Science Enterprises. He will give a speech on EU-UK relations on Monday night at the Oxford Union Society. On Tuesday he meets with Boris Johnson in a bilateral meeting in London. (To Nov. 30) GENEVA – WHO holds special assembly of health ministers on reform, potential pandemic treaty (to Dec.1). BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. TEHRAN, Iran – 10th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of Iranian students and protesters over Britain’s unilateral sanctions. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, NOV. 30

RIGA – Latvia will be hosting a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers for the first time. To address current security challenges. (To Dec. 1) GENEVA, Switzerland – World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting (to Dec 3) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1 GLOBAL – World AIDS Day. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 2 LONDON – OPEC+ holds ministerial meeting to set production policy. NICOSIA/ATHENS – Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece (to Dec. 6) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 3 PARIS – OECD Economic Surveys: Denmark 2021. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, DEC. 4 BANJUL, Gambia – Presidential elections. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DEC. 6 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers to discuss 2022 draft budgets, euro summit – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, DEC.7 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 MOSCOW – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to make a visit to Moscow. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 9 MADRID – President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will visit Spain. BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Dec 10).

– – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 10 ** LONDON – UK hosts G7 summit of foreign and development ministers in Liverpool (to Dec. 12).

– – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, DEC. 11 PALESTINE – Palestinians to hold local election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DEC. 13 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, DEC. 14 BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

** BRUSSELS – Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan meet in Brussels to discuss tensions that led to border clashes with several troops killed in November. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 16 DHAKA – Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Dhaka to attend Bangladesh’s Victory Day celebrations. BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to Dec 17). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 24 TRIPOLI, Libya – Presidential elections. TRIPOLI, Libya – Referendum election.

– – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JAN. 1 TALLINN – 12th anniversary of adoption of the euro by Estonia. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JAN. 2 SAUDI ARABIA – Stage of Dakar Rally 2022 (To. Jan. 14)

– – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JAN. 4 BURMA – 74th anniversary of Burma’s independence. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JAN. 7 PALM SPRINGS, Ca – 32th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (To Jan. 18). PHNOM PENH – The ruling Cambodian People’s Party celebrates the 43rd anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JAN. 11 WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – 11th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12 HAITI – 12th anniversary of Haiti’s magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

– – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JAN. 14 BRUSSELS – European Motor Show Brussels 2022 (to Jan. 23). TUNISIA – 12th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JAN. 17 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting. ABU DHABI – World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2022 (to Jan. 19). DAVOS, Switzerland – World…



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