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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Oct. 26

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** BERLIN - German Health Minister Jens Spahn speaks at online World Health Summit – 0800 GMT. ** MANILA - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, in a regular televised address, speaks about updates on measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. ** PARIS - Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban visits France (to Oct. 27) ** ATHENS - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Athens – 1000 GMT. ** ATHENS - Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi will pay a two-day visit to Athens, in order to have bilateral meetings and participate in the Israel-Greece-Cyprus trilateral meeting. (To Oct. 27)

** ATHENS - Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias meets Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazy to discuss East Mediterranean tensions, Middle East and EU-Israeli relations – 1700 GMT.

BAMAKO - French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian visits Mali transitional government. (Final day) BERLIN - World Health Summit (to OCTOBER 27).

TOKYO - Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gives first policy speech to opening session of parliament - 0500 GMT. BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and officials from unions and employers discuss climate policy and jobs - 1700 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president for interinstitutional relations and foresight Maros Sefcovic debates the 2020 Strategic Foresight Report with European lawmakers - 1305 GMT. NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper visit India (to Oct 27).

NEW DELHI - India Energy Forum - IHS Cera week (to OCTOBER 28)

CANADA - Canada's Toronto Centre and York Centre ridings in Ontario will hold by-elections.

MADRID - Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez will hold a Conference of Presidents, in which Spain's regional presidents will discuss how the European recovery fund will be distributed. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will also take part in the meeting - 1100 GMT. KUALA LUMPUR - Finance ministers of APEC countries meet to address regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as domestic and regional financial policy priorities during the APEC-Finance Ministers' Meeting in Malaysia (to OCTOBER 28) - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, OCT. 27

** COLOMBO - The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael R. Pompeo will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka. (To Oct. 28) ** NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper visit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi – 0730 GMT. ** COPENHAGEN – United Nation General Secretary Antonio Guterres speaks with Nordic Council members about COVID-19 at online meeting – 1700 GMT. BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier speaks at German Arab Business Forum - 0730 GMT. BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier speaks at Franco-German business event - 0825 GMT. BERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier speaks at a conference that deals with the question of how carbon dioxide can be turned into raw material for the production of synthetic fuels, plastics or basic chemicals - 1000 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager speaks to European lawmakers on the EU's digital policy - 0800 GMT.

NEW DELHI - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the defence chief of US Mike Esper will travel to New Delhi for day-long in-person meetings, rare given the COVID-19 pandemic and the global shift to virtual interactions, with their Indian counterparts S. Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh COLOMBO - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds talks with Sri Lankan leaders in Colombo. ZAGREB - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Croatia. SARAJEVO - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Bosnia. (To Oct. 28)

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28

** MADRID - Spanish head of economics Nadia Calviño virtually attends to the opening session and meeting of the OECD council – 1100 GMT. ** BELGRADE - Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov visits Serbia (to Oct. 29) SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on the government's 2021 budget proposal during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul - 0100 GMT. CAPE TOWN - South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to present the medium-term budget policy statement for 2020 to parliament as the country faces its highest budget deficit in the post-apartheid era - 1200 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks to press regarding better regulation in the EU.

TANZANIA – Tanzanian National Assembly Election. TANZANIA - Tanzania due to hold presidential, parliamentary elections.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29

** BRUSSELS - European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hold a video conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to discuss issues including the COVID-19 pandemic. ** BRUSSELS - EU leaders hold video conference on COVID-19 health crisis – 1700 GMT. BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager speaks at an online EPC event on the EU's digital services - 1000 GMT.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30

** WASHINGTON, D.C. - Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan visits Washington. ** BERLIN - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at an event of the European Movement Germany, a network aimed at promoting European integration – 0945 GMT. BERLIN - EU health ministers hold informal video conference to discuss WHO reform

BRUSSELS - Video conference of health ministers – 0800 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, OCT. 31 IVORY COAST – Ivory Coast presidential election.

GEORGIA – Georgian Parliament Election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, NOV. 1

MOLDOVA - Moldova presidential election.

EGYPT - Egypt holds parliamentary elections - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, NOV. 3

** DUBLIN - Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney speaks at Brexit event – 1200 GMT. BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance minister meet – 1400 GMT. GUAM - Non-Voting Delegate to US House of Representatives election. United States of America - U.S. House of Representatives Election.

Palau - Palauan Senate Election.

Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican House of Representatives Election.

United States of America - U.S. Senate Election.

Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican Senate Election.

Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican Governor Election.

United States of America - President Election.

Palau - Palauan House of Delegates Election.

Guam - Legislature of Guam Election. BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting.

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** BRUSSELS - EU 27 finance ministers hold video conference – 0800 GMT. BRUSSELS – EU meeting of Economic and Financial affairs ministers

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - Saint Vincentian House of Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, NOV. 7

GHANA - Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, NOV. 8

MYANMAR - Myanmarese House of Nationalities election.

MYANMAR - Myanmarese House of Representatives election.

KUALA LUMPUR - Foreign and trade ministers belonging to the APEC economies meet to discuss policies relating to trade and international affairs during the APEC-Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia (to NOVEMBER 9)

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** GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) resumes its annual ministerial assembly, focusing on pandemic (To Nov. 9-14) KUALA LUMPUR - Foreign and trade ministers belonging to the APEC economies meet to discuss policies relating to trade and international affairs during the APEC-Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia.

BRUSSELS - EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, NOV. 10

BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

KUALA LUMPUR - Business pioneers in the Asia-Pacific interact with economic leaders, policy-makers and academia on current issues during the APEC-CEO Summit in Malaysia. (to NOVEMBER 11) JORDAN - Jordanian House of Deputies election.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11

HA NOI - 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits (to Nov. 15) BELIZE – Belizean House of Representatives Election.

HANOI - Vietnam host ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Hanoi (to November 15). - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

KUALA LUMPUR - Heads of government from all APEC member economies gather to discuss issues relating to trade growth, employment and quality of life for people during the APEC-Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Malaysia. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, NOV. 15

BOSNIA - Bosnia holds local elections BRAZIL - Brazilian municipal elections (first round).

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BERLIN - European leaders and heads of state meet in Berlin for an informal summit to discuss China. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia hosts the 15th annual G20 Leaders Summit in Riyadh (to Nov. 22) - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, NOV. 22

BURKINA FASO – Referendum election.

BURKINA FASO - Burkinabe National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, NOV. 23 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks to press regarding better regulation in the EU. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, NOV. 29

BRAZIL - Brazilian municipal elections (second round). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, NOV. 30 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup Meeting - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, DEC. 1 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, DEC. 6

Romania - Romanian Senate election. Romania - Romanian Chamber of Deputies election.

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MONDAY, DEC. 7 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, DEC. 8 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

HANOI - 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) (to Dec. 11)

HANOI - 7th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMMPlus) (to Dec. 11)

BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager speaks on Horizon Europe research and innovation missions. BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Margaritis Schinas presents the bloc's action plan for beating cancer.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10 BRUSSELS - European Council arrives for a two-day summit.( to December 11) - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, DEC. 15 BRUSSELS - European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis gives a news conference on strengthening Europe's economic and financial sovereignty as well as fair minimum wages for workers in the EU. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

BRUSSELS - Economic and Financial Affairs Council

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Presidential election. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Central African National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, DEC. 31 ITALY - Presidential election. LIBERIA - Liberian Senate election.

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