DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 17

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Today in Washington —————————————————————- This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————- FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 ** LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with President of Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani. ** ATHENS – Spain´s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, attends UE-MED 9 summit in Athens. ** WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosts a virtual meeting with his counterparts from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco to mark the first anniversary of normalization agreements between the Arab countries and Israel. ** MADRID – Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to attend press event in Madrid – 0730 GMT ** LONDON – The Malaysian Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, are making a special visit to the United Kingdom (UK) (to Sep. 27). TORONTO, Canada – Toronto International Film Festival 2021 (to Sept. 18).

SOUTHAMPTON – Southampton International Boat Show 2021 (to Sept. 19). GENEVA – 48th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to Oct. 8).

DUSHANBE – Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will pay an official visit to Tajikistan (final day). LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag in London, to discuss Britain’s future relation with the EU. WARSAW – Polish-Lithuanian intergovernmental consultations will be held in Warsaw. Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė will attend consultations. MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calvino chairs the Commission for Economic Affairs meeting (CDGAE) – 0730 GMT. BEIRUT – Director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO regional director for the eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al Mandhari give a news conference during their visit to Lebanon – 1030 GMT. NEW YORK, U.S. – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the U.S. to attend an annual meeting of the United National General Assembly in New York and a ceremony for the transfer of South Korean and U.S. soldiers from the Korean War in Hawaii (to Sep. 23). BRUSSELS – European Council head Charles Michel to speak at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.

ATHENS – EU leaders of the “MED 7” meet in Athens – 1230 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18 HAVANA – Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Cuba (to Sep. 20) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, SEPT. 19

NEW YORK CITY – Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to participate in the sessions of the United Nations assembly in New York (to Sept. 24). WASHINGTON, D.C. – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to the United States. (To Sept. 22) RUSSIA – Russia hold parliament election – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, SEPT. 20

NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet on the side-lines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders in New York to discuss combating climate change – 1300 GMT. NEW YORK – UN General Assembly (to Sept. 24)

NEW YORK – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to hold news conference on the side-lines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations – 2045 GMT. BERN – World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit. (To Sept. 23) WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Woman in Economy Forum. VIENNA – IAEA 65th General Conference (to Sept. 24). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 ** NEW YORK CITY – U.S. President Joe Biden to deliver remarks at U.N. General Assembly.

BRUSSELS – European Union’s European affairs ministers meet to plan for EU summit of Oct. 21-22 and discuss state of play on COVID-19 coordination and EU-UK relations – 0800 GMT. DUBLIN – European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni speaks at Irish webinar – 1330 GMT. PARIS – The OECD will update its forecasts for major economies in its interim outlook. BRUNEI – The 4th ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit via Video Conference (to Sept. 22). NEW YORK – United Nations General Assembly, General debate, seventy-sixth session (to Sept. 27). KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU transport and energy ministers (to Sept. 23) BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 ** NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council high-level public meeting on security and climate change. The meeting will be convened on the side-lines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York – 1200 GMT ISLE OF MAN – Isle of Man House of Keys Election. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres convenes a virtual high-level meeting on energy transition on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations – 1330 GMT.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Narenda Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House for the inaugural Quad Leaders’ Summit. BISSAU – Guinea-Bissau marks 48th anniversary of Independence from Portugal. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 ICELAND – Icelandic Parliament Election. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 BERLIN – Berlin holds state elections PORTUGAL – Portugal holds local elections. PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti to hold first round of presidential elections. GERMANY – German Federal Election.

BERLIN –BMW Berlin Marathon. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, SEPT. 28 TIRANA – President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Layen will visit Albania. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei – ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the 76th UNGA (AUMM). (To Sept. 29) GLOBAL – World Rabies Day. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29 BRUNEI – ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the 76th UNGA (AUMM) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 1

GLOBAL – International day of older persons. ABUJA – Nigeria to celebrate its 61st year of independence.

CHINA – 72nd founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 2

QATAR – Qatari Advisory Council Election. GUINEA – 63rd anniversary of independence from France. GLOBAL – International day of non-violence. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCT. 4 LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU health ministers (to Oct. 5) BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers to discuss EU recovery plans, G20 and IMF meetings, banking union, fiscal policy – 1300 GMT. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, OCT. 5

PARIS – Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future” – Virtual meeting ( to Oct. 6). GLOBAL – World Teachers’ Day. SAN FRANCISCO – 10th death anniversary of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6 LJUBLJANA – EU-Western Balkans summit. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, OCT. 7 LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Oct. 8).

MOSCOW – 15th anniversary of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 8 CZECHIA – Czech Chamber of Deputies Election. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 9 GLOBAL – World Post Day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, OCT. 10 IRAQ – Election for Iraqi Council of Representatives GLOBAL – World mental health day.

GLOBAL – World day against death penalty. FIJI – 51st anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, OCT. 12

KRANJ, Slovenia – Informal meeting of EU health ministers (to Oct. 13) BALI – 19th anniversary of Bali bombings. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13

GLOBAL – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. SAN JOSE, Chile – 11th anniversary of rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed Andean mine. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, OCT. 14

GLOBAL – World sight day. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 15 MARRAKESH, Morocco – Annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF, Fall meetings. (To Oct. 17) Washington, D.C – G20 Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting (to Oct. 16). GLOBAL – United Nation’s world hand-washing day.

GLOBAL – International day of rural women. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 16

GLOBAL – World food day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, OCT. 17 GLOBAL – International day for the eradication of poverty. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCT. 18 JERUSALEM – 10th anniversary of release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years of being held incommunicado by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, OCT. 19 BRUNEI – ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Deputies Meeting (AFCDM + 3) via Video Conference (to Oct. 21).

LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20

TRIPOLI – 10th anniversary of capture and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, OCT. 21 BRUSSELS – European Council (to Oct. 22) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 22 WELLINGTON – APEC 2021 Finance Ministers Meeting – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 23

LIBYA – 10th anniversary of declaration of Libya’s Liberation. VAN, Turkey – 10th anniversary of earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured more than 4,000 others.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS). (To Oct. 25) Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan presidential elections – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa holds local government elections. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, OCT. 29

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s finance minister will present the 2022 budget which is expected to prioritize economic recovery and post-pandemic reforms. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, OCT. 30 ROME – Italy hosts major G20 summit in Rome (to October 31).

– – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 4 TEHRAN – 42nd anniversary of U.S. embassy takeover. In 1979, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and captured 90 hostages; 52 were held captive for 444 days. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 6 GLOBAL – International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 7

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Presidential election. MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan National Assembly election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, NOV. 8 BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. WELLINGTON – Ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet at the APEC Summit in New Zealand. (To Nov. 14) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 9 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, NOV. 11 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOV. 12 BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget) meeting. – – – – – – – – – BRUSSELS – World Pneumonia Day. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, NOV. 13 YANGON, Myanmar – 10th anniversary of release of Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 14

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentinian Senate election. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentinian Chamber of Deputies election. – – – – – – – – – GLOBAL – World Diabetes Day. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 16 GLOBAL – International day for tolerance. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17 GLOBAL – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. GLOBAL – World Prematurity Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, NOV. 18 VUKOVAR, Croatia – 30th anniversary of Vukovar massacre. On Nov. 18, 1991, Serb militia and Yugoslav army troops who refused to accept Croatia’s Independence captured the once prosperous, ethnically mixed town on the banks of the Danube, after reducing it to a rubble in a brutal three-month siege. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, NOV. 21

SANTIAGO, Chile – Presidential election. SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean Chamber of Deputies election.

SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean Senate election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, NOV. 25 GLOBAL – International day for the elimination of violence against women. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, NOV. 26 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 – Honduran National Congress election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, NOV. 29 TEHRAN, Iran – 10th anniversary of an attack on the British Embassy by dozens of iranian students and protesters angry over Britain’s unilateral sanctions. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, NOV. 30 GENEVA, Switzerland – World Trade Organization holds ministerial meeting (to Dec 3) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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