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---------------------------------------------------------------- --- This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ---------------------------------------------------------------- --- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 ** WASHINGTON – Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu makes her first official visit to the United States and to meet the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (to Sept 19). ** VIENNA - Japanese Princess Kako of Akishino to visit Vienna to mark 150th anniversary of Japan's diplomatic ties with Austria - 1000 GMT. MOSCOW - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (Final Day) VIENNA - 63rd IAEA General Conference (to Sept. 20) BANGKOK - ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) (to Sept. 19). BEIJING - Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid will pay an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (to Sept. 21) BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil, speak to reporters before they discuss bilateral, regional and international issues at a meeting in Berlin - 1100 GMT. RIGA - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to visit Latvia and to meet with the Latvian government officials, including the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics. – 1250 GMT. PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Finland's prime minister Antti Rinne at the Elysee palace, with Brexit talks expected to top the agenda - 1300 GMT. TOKYO - New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern visits Japan. Ardern is planned to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (to Sep 21). STRASBOURG, France - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union - 0700 GMT.

ROME - French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Rome to meet Italian President Mattarella and hold a working dinner with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to hold a news conference ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.

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). - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ** MOSCOW - Foreign ministers of Russia and Niger Sergei Lavrov and Kalla Ankourao meet in Moscow, hold news conference after talks. ** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamok at the Elysee palace - 0900 GMT.

RIYADH – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, will visit Saudi Arabia. SINGAPORE - Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's deputy prime minister and minister for finance, will speak at the Milken Institute Asia Summit - 0430 GMT. PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets the Emir of Qatar Cheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Elysee Palace for a working lunch - 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS - EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi - 1600 GMT.

DELHI – President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga will pay a state visit India (to Sept 23). BEIJING – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will pay an official visit to China (to Sept. 23) - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 ** MEXICO - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador scheduled to meet Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei in the city of Merida on Friday.

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing - 0930 GMT. PARIS - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Donald Trump hosts Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House for an official visit and State dinner. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 WASHINGTON – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US (to Sep 27).

MUNICH – 186th Munich Oktoberfest (to Oct. 6). - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

HOUSTON, TX - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers remarks to the Indian community at an event in Houston, Texas - 1500 GMT.

NEW YORK - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits New York for the UN General Assembly and plans to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Syria and other issues including weapons purchases (to Sept. 25).

NEW YORK - French President Emmanuel Macron to host One Planet Summit in New York ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. HELSINKI - Informal meeting of agriculture ministers (to Sept. 24).

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 New York - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits New York for the UN General Assembly and plans to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Syria and other issues including weapons purchases. CAPE TOWN, LILONGWE - Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will tour southern Africa from the Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, and will stop in South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Angola. (to Oct 02)

WASHINGTON D.C. - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the United States to take part in the UN General Assembly.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

BISSAU - Guinea-Bissau marks 46th anniversary of Independence from Portugal. NEW YORK CITY, NY - World leaders arrive for UNGA General Debate. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, U.S. President Donald Trump, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to speak in the morning session - 1200 GMT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. ** Nur-Sultan – OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo will take part in the 12th Kazenergy Forum in Nur-Sultan.

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LILONGWE – Britain’s Prince Harry arrives in Malawi and meets with Malawian President Peter Mutharika.

VIENNA - Austrian National Council election. BERLIN – BMW Berlin Marathon. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan meets with South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and business communities before departing for London. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 03 DELHI – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit the India (to Oct. 6). - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 ABU DHABI - Election for Emirati Federal National Council. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 LISBON - Election for Portuguese Assembly of the Republic. TUNIS - Election for Tunisian Constituent Assembly. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

BAGHDAD - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Iraq (to Oct.08).

LUXEMBOURG - EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to Oct. 8) - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 NUR-SULTAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Kazakhstan & hold talks with his Kazakh colleague Beibut Atamkulov. (to Oct-9)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

RIYADH - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia. REYKJAVIK - U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to speak at Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik (to Oct. 13).

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – The CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will meet in Ashgabat.

LUXEMBOURG - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

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. - - - - - - - - - MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 LUXEMBOURG - EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

SANTIAGO – APEC finance ministers' meeting (to Oct. 15). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 LUXEMBOURG - EU General Affairs Council (Art. 50) meeting

MAPUTO - Election for President. MAPUTO - Election for Mozambican Assembly. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

BRUSSELS - EU European Council meeting (to Oct. 18)

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 Bolivia - Bolivian Chamber of Senators election Bolivia - Bolivian Chamber of Deputies election Bolivia – President election BERN - Referendum election. BERN - Election for Swiss National Council. - - - - - - - - -

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

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SOCHI - Russia hosts Russia-Africa summit co-chaired by President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 BANGKOK - Leaders from Southeast and East Asian nations gather in Bangkok to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits before handing over the chairmanship to Vietnam.

BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Chamber of Deputies. BUENOS AIRES - Election for Argentinian Senate. BUENOS AIRES - Election for President. PORT-AU-PRINCE - Election for Haitian Senate. PORT-AU-PRINCE - Election for Haitian Chamber of Deputies. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

** GREECE - European and Arab officials meet in Athens to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and sustainable development. (to Oct 30). - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 LONDON - UK Speaker of the House John Bercow will step down on 31-Oct-2019. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 BANGKOK – Pope Francis will visit Thailand (to Nov. 23) - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 TOKYO – Pope Francis will visit Japan, during which time he will go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Tokyo (to Nov 26).

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