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——————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ——————————————————————– THURSDAY, MAY 19 ** MADRID – Chairs of the Baltic Foreign Affairs Committees are in Spain to have meetings with Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Congress of Deputies Pau Marí-Klose, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate Antonio Gutiérrez Limones and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation José Manuel Albares Bueno. (Final Day) ** DILI – Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Second Minister for Education Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (To May 20)

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** NICOSIA – The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Al Safadi, pays a two-day official visit to Cyprus (To Mya 20) ** YEREVAN – Gitanas Nausėda President of Lithuania will meet with Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan (To May 20) ** COPENHAGEN – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and other ministers in Copenhagen on Thursday to discuss the war in Ukraine and the upcoming NATO summit. A joint press conference will be held – 1305 GMT ** LISBON – Portugal’s Finance Minister Fernando Medina holds a news conference with foreign reporters in Lisbon – 1600 GMT BRUSSELS – NATO military commanders meet for a Chiefs of Defence meeting in Brussels chaired by Admiral Rob Bauer, with one of the sessions attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as the alliance prepares for a major summit in Madrid. – 0600 GMT SOFIA – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried visits Bulgaria. Donfried is planned to speak at an event of American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. – 0700 GMT AMSTERDAM – Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander. TIRANA – EU Council President Charles Michel visits Albania. BANGKOK – Thai Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith along with, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Supattapong Punmeechaow Thai central bank governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput and Danucha Pichayanan, chief of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) participate in a business seminar. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks on economic outlook at a business seminar – 0200 GMT UNITED NATIONS – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to chair U.N. Security Council meeting on conflict and food security. The United States is president of the 15-member council for May. – 1500 GMT MADRID – Spain’s Foreign Affairs minister Jose Manuel Albares meets the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet – 1200 GMT WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden will host the leaders of Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland President Sauli Niinisto at the White House on Thursday to discuss their NATO applications. BEIJING – The foreign ministers from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries will meet on Thursday via video link. NEW YORK CITY – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to visit New York (Final Day) HANOI – Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will pay an official visit to Vietnam (Final Day) OTTAWA – Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visits Canada (Final Day)

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SINGAPORE – Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah will host his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan in conjunction with his three-day working visit to Malaysia (Final Day)

ISTANBUL – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will be in New York May 16-19 to attend the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF). He will also attend the Global Food Security Call to Action Ministerial Meeting (Final Day) NEW YORK CITY – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay an official visit to New York (Final Day) BAKU – Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko will pay a working visit to Azerbaijan (Final Day) BELGRADE – EU Council President Charles Michel visits Serbia (To May 20) BONN, Germany – Germany hosts the finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 7 (G7) (to May 20) NEW YORK CITY – Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan (MoS VM) will lead the Indian delegation to United Nations in New York (To May 20) KINGSTON/ KINGSTOWN – President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind to pay visit to Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (to May 21) TASHKENT – Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar will undertake working visits to Uzbekistan (To May 21)

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** MOSCOW – Russian and Malian foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Abdoulaye Diop, meet in Moscow, speak at news conference after meeting. – 0900 GMT ** RALEIGH – Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa undertake an oversight visit to Carolina. WARSAW – Slovenian president Borut Pahor pays an official visit to Warsaw. BERLIN – Joint news conference of German Finance Minister Christian Lindner and Joachim Nagel President of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Koenigswinter/Bonn at the meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank chiefs – 1145 GMT BERLIN – German President Frank Walter Steinmeier meets with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani – 0700 GMT. TURIN, Italy – Foreign Affairs Ministers from the 46 Council of Europe member States meet in Turin under the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. SEOUL/TOKYO – U.S. President Joe Biden will visit South Korea and Japan and hold talks with his Korean and Japanese counterparts. (To May 24) BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Development) meeting – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MAY 21 Australia – Australian House of Representatives Election. Australia – Australian Senate Election. BANGKOK – APEC holds Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting. (To May 22) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 22 NUR-SULTAN – Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar will undertake working visits to Kazakhstan (To May 25) DAKAR, Senegal – German Chancellor Scholz travels to Senegal (To May 25) GLOBAL – International Day for Biological Diversity. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 23 TOKYO – U.S. President Joe Biden visiting Tokyo will hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal rules reform, banking union – 1300 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 24 DAVOS, Switzerland – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg and the defense ministers of Italy and the Netherlands address a WEF forum on the steps Europe needs to take to become a security player in the wake of Ukraine war. – 1430 GMT

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PRETORIA – President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to host Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany His Excellency Olaf Scholz on an Official Visit to Pretoria. KRISTIANSAND, Norway – The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) will hold its first ministerial meeting since 2013 in the Norwegian town of Kristiansand, and will be attended by foreign ministers and high-level representatives from ten of the member states and the EU (To May 25) TOKYO – Leaders from Japan, U.S., Australia, and India meets in Tokyo for a Quad meeting. JERUSALEM – Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Israel. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MAY 26 ** DAVOS – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to give a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. During his visit, Scholz will also meet with industry representatives. – 1100 GMT BERLIN – Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck and Environment Minister Steffi Lemke to host their G7 colleagues in Berlin (To May 27) BISHKEK – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Kyrgyzstan. BISHKEK – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will make official visit to Kyrgyzstan. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, MAY 29 BOGOTA, Colombia – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MAY 30 BRUSSELS – EU special meeting of the European Council (to May 31) GENEVA, Switzerland – Human Rights Council – Organizational meeting on the 50th session. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MAY 31 GLOBAL – World No Tobacco Day. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 ** CAIRO – Minister of Finance and Treasury of Turkey Nureddin Nebati i will visit Egypt. COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Referendum Election. KATHMANDU – 21st anniversary of the massacre of Nepal’s royal family, in which King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and eight other members of the royal family were assassinated. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 2 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting. VIENNA – 29th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 3 BRUSSELS – EU trade ministers meet in Brussels. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JUNE 4 CHILE – 11th anniversary of Chile’s Puyehue volcano eruption, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia. HONG KONG – Tens of thousands attend a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 5 GLOBAL – World Environment Day. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JUNE 6 SEOUL – South Korea marks the 67th anniversary of Memorial Day. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JUNE 7 KINSHASA – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will take an official visit to Democratic Republic of Congo, leading a delegation that will also include Belgium’s prime minister and other officials (to June 13). – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 MADRID – Spain´s economy minister Nadia Calviño participates in a two-day forum organized by Expansion paper. SYDNEY – Sydney Film Festival 2020 (to June 19) – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 9 LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To June 10) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 10 SHANGHAI – Shanghai International Film Festival 2020 (to June 19) – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 12 PARIS, France – Election for National Assembly of France. GLOBAL – World Day against Child Labour (ILO) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JUNE 13 GENEVA, Switzerland – 50th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to July 8) – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JUNE 14 GLOBAL – World Blood Donor Day. GAZA – 15th anniversary of Hamas takeover of the Gaza strip from Fatah. GLOBAL – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 16 LUXEMBOURG – Euro zone finance ministers meet on ERM2, digital euro, fiscal rules reform, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 17 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. GLOBAL – United Nation’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 19 PARIS, France – Election for National Assembly of France. – – – – – – – – –

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MONDAY, JUNE 20 YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia to have G20 health ministers meeting (to June 21). GLOBAL – World Refugee Day. LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JUNE 21 ZURICH – Switzerland and Singapore host fintech confereence. The Forum will be opened by Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer and Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat (to June 23). PHNOM PENH – 16th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting. (To June 22) LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 BERLIN – International Air Show (to June 25). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JUNE 23 BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to June 24). – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BERLIN – 74th anniversary of beginning of The Berlin Blockade. Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JUNE 25 VIENNA – IAEA International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues (to June 29). LOS ANGELES – 13th death anniversary of pop star Michael Jackson. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JUNE 26 GLOBAL – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. BERLIN – G7 summit, Schloss Elmau (to June 28) – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 MADRID – NATO Summit is be held in Madrid (to June 30) – – – – – – – – – FRIDAY, JULY 1 CHINA – 101st founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China. SONKAJARVI – Wife-Carrying World Championship 2020 (to July 2) – – – – – – – – –

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SATURDAY, JULY 2 GLOBAL – World UFO day on anniversary of the Roswell incident. SIENA – July annual horse race “Palio di Siena.” – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, JULY 3 KINSHASA – Pope Francis visits Congo (To July 4) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JULY 4 UNITED STATES – Independence Day. GLOBAL – International Day of Cooperatives. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, JULY 5 JUBA – Pope Francis visits South Sudan, where violence and hunger stalk world’s youngest nation (to Jul. 6). – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JULY 7 KATHMANDU – 75th birthday of Nepal’s deposed King Gyanendra. LONDON – 17th anniversary of the attacks on London’s transport network, killing more than 50 and injuring 700. – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, JULY 9 TEHRAN – 22nd anniversary of attack on Tehran University dormitory in 1999. JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH – Palestine marks 17th anniversary of a World Court ruling that Israel’s walls and fences in the West Bank were illegal. SOUTH SUDAN – 11th Anniversary of South Sudan becoming an Independent State. – – – – – – – – –

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MONDAY, JULY 11 GLOBAL – United Nations World Population Day. MUMBAI – 15th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on Mumbai’s commuter rail network. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JULY 14 PARIS – Bastille Day. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JULY 17 GLOBAL – World Day for International Justice, which commemorates the adoption of the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court, the Rome Statute, on July 17. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, JULY 18 HAMPSHIRE – Farnborough International Airshow 2022 (to Jul 22) GLOBAL – Nelson Mandela International Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 CYPRUS – Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, JULY 21 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fl – 22nd anniversary of conclusion of NASA’s space shuttle program after successful completion of mission STS-135. GLOBAL – International Yoga Day. – – – – – – – – –

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FRIDAY, JULY 22 OSLO – 11th Anniversary of Norway bombing and mass shooting at youth summer camp on the nearby Utoya Island where 77 people killed. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, JULY 24 OTTAWA – Pope Francis to visit Canada (to July 30) – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, JULY 28 GLOBAL – World Hepatitis Day. GLOBAL – 108th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1. PERU – 201st Anniversary of Independence. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, JULY 29 BAYREUTH, Germany – Annual Bayreuth festival 2022 (to Aug. 9)

SUNDAY, JULY 31 KINSHASA, Congo – Election for Congolese National Assembly DAKAR, Senegal – Election for Senegalese National Assembly – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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