DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan. 5

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 

LISBON/COPENHAGEN - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan will make an official visit to Portugal and Denmark. (To Jan. 9)

KATHMANDU – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will pay a two-day visit to Nepal. (Final day)

PALM SPRINGS, CA – 35th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. (To Jan. 15)

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets with her Luxembourg counterpart, Xavier Bettel, where they will discuss current European and foreign policy issues – 1200 GMT.

BRUSSELS - EU Commissioners attend a special meeting at start of Belgium's six-month rotating presidency of EU, followed by a press conference with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

SAUDI ARABIA - Stage of Dakar Rally 2024. (To Jan 19)

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 

** BEIRUT - The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell travels to Lebanon for a series of meetings with top officials.

ANKARA - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Turkey to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 

BANGLADESH - Bangladeshi National Parliament Election. PHNOM PENH - The ruling Cambodian People's Party celebrates the 45th anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 8 

** BEIJING - The president of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu will pay a state visit to China. (To Jan. 12)

BERLIN - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz receives Luxembourg Prime Minister Luc Frieden with military honours at Berlin's chancellery before they speak to reporters – 1400 GMT.

ATHENS - EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson joins discussion with Greek Migration Minister Dimitirs Kairidis on European migration policies – 1000 GMT.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 

** HELSINKI - Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa visits Helsinki and meets with Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen and President Sauli Niinisto.

MANILA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo travels to the Philippines for a three-day official visit. (To Jan. 11)

MANILA - Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo and Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi will meet in Manila for the convening of the Ministerial Meeting of the 7th Philippines-Indonesia Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC).

PARIS - OECD Economic Survey Denmark.

BHUTAN - Bhutanese National Assembly Election.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will convene a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council.

SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE - Princess Anne, the Princess Royal of the United Kingdom, will visit Sri Lanka. (To Jan. 13)

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 

PARIS - OECD Economic Survey of Japan.

SINT MAARTEN - Election for Staten (Sint Maarten Parliament). WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – 13th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Belgium Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in Beijing. HAITI - 14th anniversary of Haiti's magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

BRUSSELS - European Motor Show Brussels 2023. (To Jan. 21)

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 

TAIWAN - Election for Taiwanese Presidency.

TAIWAN - Taiwanese Election for Taiwanese Legislative Yuan.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 

COMOROS - Election for Comoran Presidency. TUNISIA - 14th Anniversary of ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15 

** BERLIN - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier receives Slovenian President Natasa Pirc Musar in Berlin – 0900 GMT.

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. DAVOS, Switzerland - World Economic Forum holds 2024 annual meeting in Davos. (To Jan. 19)

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 

DAVOS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock speak at the 'Securing an Insecure World' at the World Economic Forum held in Davos – 1200 GMT.

BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 

PARIS - OECD Economic Survey of Italy.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 

LIECHTENSTEIN – Liechtenstein referendum election.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22 

BRUSSELS – EU Informal meeting of trade ministers. (To Jan. 23)

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 

CAPE TOWN - World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 

EGYPT - 13th Anniversary of beginning of Egyptian revolution, a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 

NEW DELHI - French President Emmanuel Macron will visit India's capital New Delhi for India's Republic Day.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 

FINLAND - Finland holds presidential election.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29 

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 

BRUSSELS - EU Informal meeting of defence ministers (To Jan. 31)

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 

BRUSSELS - EU informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers. (To Feb. 1)

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 

** GLOBAL - World Wetlands Day.

BRUSSELS - EU-Indo-Pacific Forum and EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 

VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2024. (To Feb 13)

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 

** HOKKAIDO, Japan - 2024 Sapporo Snow Festival (to Feb. 11).

** GLOBAL - World Cancer Day.

EL SALVADOR - Salvadoran Legislative Assembly Election.

EL SALVADOR - Salvadoran Presidency Election.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 

** LOS ANGELES - 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 

** GLOBAL - International day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation.

** GLOBAL - Safer Internet Day 2024.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 

AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijani Presidency Election.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 

** VIENNA - VIENNA Opera Ball 2024.

PAKISTAN - Pakistani National Assembly Election.

CANBERRA - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape visits Canberra and will address a joint sitting of Australian parliament.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 

** RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Carnival 2024 (To Feb. 17)

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 

** NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras.

** BEIRUT - 16th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

** GLOBAL - World Radio Day.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

** GLOBAL - Valentine's Day.

** BEIRUT - 19th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

INDONESIA - Indonesian Regional Representative Council Election.

INDONESIA - Indonesian Presidency Election.

INDONESIA - Indonesian House of Representatives Election.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 

** BERLIN – 74th Berlin International Film Festival (To Feb. 25)

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 

** PRISTINA - 16th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 

** LONDON - 77th British Academy Film Awards.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - G20 foreign ministers meet to prepare for November summit. (To Feb. 22)

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 

BRUSSELS - Informal meeting of EU economic and financial affairs ministers (To Feb. 24)

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 

BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 

GEORGETOWN - Leaders of Caribbean nations will meet in Guyanese capital Georgetown for a CARICOM summit. (To Feb. 28)

BELARUS - Belarusian Chamber of Representatives Election.

SENEGAL - Senegalese Presidency Election.

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) (To Feb. 29)

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 

ABU DHABI - World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting in UAE.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

SAO PAULO - G20 finance ministers meet in Sao Paulo to prepare for the annual presidential summit in November in Rio de Janeiro. (To Feb. 29)

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