Political and general news Events of December 22


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—————————————————————– This newspaper is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 ** NAYPYIDAW – Indian Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla visits Myanmar to discuss Myanmar humanitarian aid issues, security and border issues between India and Myanmar, and the political situation in Myanmar. (As of December 23) ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and her Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn speak with journalists after discussing “current affairs”, supposedly focused on Berlin’s tensions with Moscow after Russia announced Monday that it would expel two German diplomats in a tit for tat. – 12:30 GMT ** MADRID – The Head of Mission of the International Monetary Fund for Spain, Dora Iakova, speaks at the IMF’s Annual Economic Review for Spain – 13:00 GMT PHNOM PENH – Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will travel to Cambodia to strengthen bilateral relations (last day). BEIRUT – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will visit Lebanon (last day). BANGKOK / SINGAPORE – South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook will travel to Thailand and Singapore for talks with senior officials on bilateral defense cooperation (until December 23). MALE – The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, will visit the Maldives (until December 23). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, DEC. 23 ** PRISTINA, Kosovo – Croatian President Zoran Milanovic visits Kosovo. Milanovic will join Kosovo officials for a ceremony, followed by a meeting and press conference (As of December 24) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, DEC. 24 ** BANGKOK – Thai Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittapaisith attends Money & Banking Award – 0430 GMT. 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. – – – – – – – – –

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THURSDAY JAN. 6 ** PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron receives European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen and European Commissioners in Paris, to mark the start of the 6-month French presidency of the European Union. – – – – – – – – – 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 ** BREST – EU Foreign Ministers meet in Brest for an informal meeting to discuss international affairs. The meeting is chaired by the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell. 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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– – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY JANUARY. 26

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 – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY FEB. 2

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 4

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 5

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