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—————————————————————- This newspaper is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————- THURSDAY, DEC. 16 ** BRUSSELS – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will pay a working visit to Brussels to participate in the Sixth Eastern Partnership Summit. (last day). ** MOSCOW – President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh will pay an official visit to the Russian Federation and hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (until December 17). ** LONDON – G7 health ministers meet by video conference. British Health Secretary Sajid Javid is the chairman. ** BRUSSELS – EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss growing military tensions between Russia and Ukraine and reiterate their support for Ukraine.

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** BRUSSELS – Leaders of European liberal parties – including French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Belgium and Ireland – meet in Brussels ahead of a summit of EU leaders. – 07h00 GMT ** PARIS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian meets his Slovenian counterpart Miro Cerar. The two ministers make statements to the press. – 10:30 am GMT

TUNIS – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune begins a two-day trip to Tunisia by meeting with President Kais Saied. (last day) LONDON / JAKARTA / KUALA LUMPUR / BANGKOK – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the UK for a Group of Seven ministers meeting before traveling to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (until ‘to December 17). DHAKA – Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is due to pay a three-day state visit to Bangladesh. (As of December 17)

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BRUSSELS – New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is among the EU leaders to speak at an event organized by the Party of European Socialists ahead of the EU Leaders’ Summit in Brussels. – 0730 GMT PHNOM PENH – Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia and co-chair the 11th meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia ( until December 18).

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. BRUSSELS – Euro summit SEOUL – Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a three-day state visit to South Korea, at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in (until December 18). PARIS – OECD Economic Studies: Denmark 2021 BRUSSELS – Meeting of the European Council (until December 17). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 17 ** NICOSIA – Jordan’s King Abdullah II is due to arrive in Cyprus on Friday for an official visit during which he will be presented with the Grand Necklace of the Order of Makarios III, the highest honor of the Republic. BRUSSELS – UK Brexit Minister David Frost and European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic meet online to discuss deadlock over Northern Ireland trade deals ISLAMABAD – Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meet in Islamabad to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 19 BEIRUT – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will visit Lebanon (until December 22). SANTIAGO – Chileans are voting in the second round of presidential elections. – 2100 GMT HONG KONG – Election of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, DEC. 20 KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets Polish President Andrzei Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Ukraine BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Environment Council. WASHINGTON DC – Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar will travel to Washington to meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss Slovenian-American cooperation. PARIS – OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2021. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 24 TRIPOLI, Libya – Presidential elections. TRIPOLI, Libya – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY JANUARY. 1 TALLINN – 12th anniversary of the adoption of the euro by Estonia. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY JANUARY. 2 SAUDI ARABIA – Dakar Rally 2022 stage (Until Jan. 14) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY JAN. 4 VIENNA – 24th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting by videoconference. BURMA – 74th anniversary of the independence of Burma. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY JANUARY. 7 NAYPYIDAW – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will visit Myanmar. (Through January 8) PALM SPRINGS, Calif .– 32nd Palm Springs International Film Festival (through January 18). PHNOM PENH – The ruling Cambodian People’s Party is celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge regime. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY JANUARY. 11 WASHINGTON / MOSCOW – 11th anniversary of the US-Russia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY JANUARY. 12 HAITITI – 12th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti that destroyed much of the Haitian capital. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY JANUARY. 13 MADRID – Spanish Minister of Economy Nadia Calvino speaks at the Forum Europe meeting organized by Nueva Economia – 08:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY JANUARY. 14 BRUSSELS – European Motor Show Brussels 2022 (to 23 January). TUNISIA – 12th anniversary of the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY JAN. 17 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. ABU DHABI – World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2022 (until January 19). DAVOS, Switzerland – World Economic Forum 2022 Annual Meeting (until January 21). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY JANUARY. 18 BRUSSELS – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY JANUARY. 21 DAVOS, Switzerland – World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY JAN. 24 LIBYA – Election of the president. TRIPOLI – Election to the Libyan House of Representatives. BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council. LOME, Togo – World Day for African and Afro-descendant Culture. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY JANUARY. 25 BRUSSELS – General Affairs Council of the EU. EGYPT – 11th anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution, a series of mass popular protests leading to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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STOCKHOLM – Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway pay an official visit to Sweden (until January 28). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY JAN. 30

LISBON – Portugal is holding general elections.

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MONDAY JAN. 31

LOS ANGELES – 64th Annual Grammy Awards – – – – – – – – –

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WORLD – World Wetlands Day. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 4

WORLD – World Cancer Day. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, FEB. 5

SAPPORO, Japan – Sapporo Snow Festival 2022 (until February 12).

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SUNDAY, FEB. 6 GLOBAL – International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. COSTA RICA – Election to the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. COSTA RICA – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEB. 8

GLOBAL – Safer Internet Day 2022 – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. ten

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BERLIN – 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (until February 20). – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, FEB. 12

VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2022 (until March 1). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB. 13

BEIRUT – 14th anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyah.

WORLD – World Radio Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB. 14

WORLD – Valentine’s Day.

BEIRUT – 17th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. 17

PRISTINA – 14th anniversary of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, FEB. 18 BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts the European Union – African Union summit. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, FEB. 21

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, FEB. 22

BRUSSELS – General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 25

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (until March 5).

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