DIARY-Political and General News Events from May 20

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----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY, MAY 20 ** SOFIA - German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass will give a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva - 0830 GMT.

** PARIS - EU Council President Donald Tusk meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris - 1100 GMT.

** PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa for a working dinner at the Elysee Palace - 1830 GMT.

** KUWAIT CITY - Jordanian King Abdullah II visits Kuwait.

SEOUL - Denmark Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, will visit South Korea (to May 22).

BEIJING – Brazil Vice President Hamilton Mourao will visit China (to May 24). - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 21

** BERLIN - Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen receives Netherland King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima - 1220 GMT. ** WASHINGTON DC - US President Donald Trump hosts President of Palau Tommy Remengesau, President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, and President of the Federated States of Micronesia David Panuelo. TOKYO - Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaks at a panel session at the WSJ CEO Council - 1300 GMT.

PARIS - The OECD publishes its economic outlook for member countries and other major economies. - 0930 GMT. BISHKEK – India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent her country at the Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be held at Bishkek in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan (to May 22).

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting. MALAWI – President election.

MALAWI - Malawian National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 BEIJING – Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng meets Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing – 1000 GMT. GLOBAL - International Day for Biological Diversity. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MAY 23

MOSCOW - Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko will hold talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

BEIJING - Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan meets Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao after a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT.

LJUBLJANA – President of Finland Sauli Niinisto will meet President of Slovenia Borut Pahor and other high-level officials (to May 24).

EUROPEAN UNION - European Parliament election.

- - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, MAY 24 ** BRUSSELS - EU Council President Donald Tusk meets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte - 1100 GMT.

BERLIN - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at the annual conference of finance ministers of the federal states - 0930 GMT. BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - 0800 GMT.

IRELAND – Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, MAY 25

TOKYO - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and North Korea and trade seen high on the agenda (to May 28).

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SUNDAY, MAY 26

LITHUANIA – Referendum election. BELGIUM - Belgian Chamber of Representatives election. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MAY 27

** BEIJING - Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai attends a welcome ceremony, followed by a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

BANGKOK - ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (to May 31). NETHERLANDS - Dutch Second Chamber election.

MADAGASCAR - Malagasy National Assembly election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MAY 28 BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk to meet with the leaders of the European Union (EU) member states.

BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting.

BRUSSELS - EU ministers responsible for trade meet in Brussels.

RIGA - Launch of OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia.

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** OTTAWA - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ottawa to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about accelerating the ratification of the new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, known as USMCA.

TOKYO - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks at an international conference on the Future of Asia in Japan - 0030 GMT. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, MAY 31

** TOKYO - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks at an international conference on the Future of Asia in Japan - 0800 GMT.

BERLIN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin.

GLOBAL - World No Tobacco Day. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 ** SINGAPORE - Defence ministers in Asia meet at the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.

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MONDAY, JUNE 3 ** SOPOT - Polish Finance Minister Teresa Czerwinska and Polan's Central Bank Governor Adam Glapinski take part in the first day of the European Financial Congress in Sopot - 1000 GMT.

LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to UK (to June 5).

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TUESDAY, JUNE 4 ** WARSAW - European Council President Donald Tusk visits Gdansk in Poland.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

DENMARK - Danish Parliament election. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 ** BUENOS AIRES - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meets Argentina President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires.

LUXEMBOURG – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting (to June 7).

PARIS - U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife travel to France, where Trump will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ** TSUKUBA, Japan - Trade ministers of the G20 nations gather in the Japanese city of Tsukuba for a meeting.

ASTANA - Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election.

- - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, JUNE 13 LUXEMBOURG - Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 LUXEMBOURG - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 ** KARUIZAWA, JAPAN - Energy ministers of the G20 nations gather in the Japanese city of Karuizawa. ** TALLINN - Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on a state visit to Estonia.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Referendum election. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 GUATEMALA – President election. GUATEMALA - Guatemalan Congress of the Republic election.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

** MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds talks with Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20 BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to June 21). BANGKOK - ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (to June 23). BANGKOK - 34th ASEAN Summit. - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 MAURITANIA - President election. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 LUXEMBOURG - General Affairs Council (Cohesion) meeting.

VIENNA - 176th Meeting of the OPEC Conference. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 VIENNA - 6th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28 OSAKA, Japan - G20 summit (to June 29). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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