DIARY-Political and General News Events from August 14

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** TORONTO – Germany Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas visits Canada (to Aug 15).

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 (to Aug 26).

BAYREUTH, Germany - Annual Bayreuth festival 2019 (to Aug 28). THIMPHU/ NEW DELHI – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will undertake a two-nation visit to Bhutan and India (to Aug. 17).

TORONTO - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will speak to reporters after meeting in Toronto -1330 GMT. SOCHI, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Iran's Presiden Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

PAKISTAN – 72nd anniversary of Pakistan independence from British rule. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 JAPAN – 74th anniversary of country's surrender in World War Two. INDIA – 72nd anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule. LIECHTENSTEIN - 213th Anniversary of Independence. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 BERLIN - Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Latvia's President Egils Levits with military honors in Berlin. - 1330 GMT.

TUVALU - Pacific Island leaders meet with delegations from China, EU, Japan and the U.S., among other countries, on the final day of meeting in the tiny island state of Tuvalu. - 2100 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 THIMPHU – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Bhutan for a two-day visit during which the two strategic allies will explore ways to further strengthen and diversify bilateral partnership (to Aug. 18).

SANTIAGO – APEC Third Senior Officials' meeting and related meetings (to Aug 30). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

** BEIJING - Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to China (to Aug 20)

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MONDAY, AUGUST 19

BUDAPEST - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian premier Viktor Orban visit the Hungarian border town Sopron, where the iron curtain was first cut 30 years ago.

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Bregancon fort.

SYDNEY - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape and oil executives address investment conference in Sydney - 2300 GMT. GLOBAL - World Humanitarian Day. MOSCOW – 27th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev which accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 ** WASHINGTON D.C - U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House.

BOGOTA - Colombian President Ivan Duque and Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla will attend a stock exchange conference.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 BERLIN, Germany - Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Slovakia´s President Zuzana Caputova with military honors in Berlin - 0800 GMT.

SYRIA – 6th anniversary of nerve gas attack which killed hundreds of people in rebel-held neighborhoods on the edge of Damascus. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 PARIS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit France from Aug. 23 to attend a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations.

TRALEE, Ireland - 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival (to August 27).

BALTIC WAY – 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a human chain of people in 1989 stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn to mark solidarity in the struggle for independence from the Soviet Union. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 BIARRITZ, France - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit.

BIARRITZ, France - United States President Donald Trump arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit. BIARRITZ, France - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Biarritz, southwest France for the G7 summit.

NAURU - Nauruan Parliament election. POLAND - Poland marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the first post-Communist government in 1989. UKRAINE – 28th Anniversary of Independence. WASHINGTON – 207th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, including the White House and the US Capitol building, by the British troops during the War of 1812. BIARRITZ - G7 summit, Biarritz, France meeting (to Aug 26).

- - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 URUGUAY - Uruguay's Independence Day. PARIS – 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in the Second World War. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, AUGUST 26 BIARRITZ, France - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a closing news conference after the G7 summit in Biarritz. - 1400 GMT.

BIARRITZ, France - French President Emmanuel Macron gives closing news conference after G7 summit in Biarritz. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 VENICE, Italy – 2019 Venice International Film Festival (to September 7).

HELSINKI - EU Informal meeting of defence ministers (to August 29).

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Leaders of African nations and representatives of international organisations meet for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 HELSINKI - EU informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers (to Aug. 30).

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 WARSAW – U.S President Donald Trump visits Poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two (to Sep 02). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

WARSAW - Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier commemorate 80th anniversary of WWII start.

WARSAW - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Poland. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

COPENHAGEN - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive in Denmark for a two-day visit (to Sept. 3).

- - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 BANGKOK - 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) & Related Meetings (to September 11). BANGKOK - 33rd AEM-AFTA Council Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK - AEM – 22nd AIA Council Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK - 11th CLMV Economic Ministers Meeting (to September 11). BANGKOK - 11th Mekong-Japan Economic Ministers Meeting (to September 11). - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russia hosts Eastern Economic Forum which is traditionally attended by Asian leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin (to September 6). MAPUTO/ ANTANANARIVO/ PORT LOUIS - Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagscar and Mauritius (to September 10).

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 LONDON - Brexit minister Steve Barclay and his ministerial team take questions in parliament - 0830 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

ANTANANARIVO - Pope Francis meets Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 MAURITIUS - Pope Francis pays a courtesy meeting to Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth at the country's presidential palace. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 BEIJING – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to China (to Aug. 12). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

** MOSCOW - Russia holds its annual Moscow Financial Forum attended by finance minister Anton Siluanov and a number of other economic and fiscal officials (to Aug. 13). - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 HELSINKI - EU Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (to September 14). - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 DUBLIN – Irish Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe to address an event on "Brexit, the Irish Economy and the Future of European Fintech" at Dublin City University's (DCU) Brexit Institute. - 1100 GMT. BANGKOK - ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) (to September 19). BRUSSELS - General Affairs Council meeting - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 ISRAEL - Israeli Knesset election.

NEW YORK, U.S. - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends U.N. General assembly in New York. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

RIYADH - Euromoney GCC Financial Forum 2019, a finance conference with speakers including Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Governor Ahmed al-Kholifey, Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, senior bankers, CEOs of major corporates and banks (to Sept. 19). - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 20

** WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Donald Trump hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House for an official visit and State dinner. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 HELSINKI - Informal meeting of agriculture ministers (to September 24).

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KABUL - Presidential election.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 06 ** LISBON - Election for Portuguese Assembly of the Republic. ** TUNIS - Election for Tunisian Constituent Assembly. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, OCTOMBER 11

** STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia - Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Slovakian central bank governor and member of the ECB governing council Peter Kazimir, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis, European Investment Bank Vice-President Vazil Hudak will speak at the annual Tatra Summit conference (to Oct. 13). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 ** WARSAW - Election for Polish Sejm. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 ** MAPUTO - Election for President. ** MAPUTO - Election for Mozambican Assembly. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 ** BERN - Election for Swiss National Council. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, OCTOMBER 21 OTTAWA - Election for Canadian House of Commons.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 ** BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Chamber of Deputies. ** BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Senate. ** BUENOS AIRES - Election for President. ** SUCRE - Election for Bolivian Chamber of Deputies. ** SUCRE - Election for Bolivian Chamber of Senators. ** SUCRE - Election for President. ** PORT-AU-PRINCE - Election for Haitian Senate. ** PORT-AU-PRINCE - Election for Haitian Chamber of Deputies.


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