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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 ** BERLIN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrives in Germany on a working visit (to Feb 16).

ISLAMABAD - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Islamabad, where he will meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan (to Feb 14). ADDIS ABABA, DAKAR, BERLIN – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Ethiopia, Senegal and Germany. In Ethiopia, he will also meet with world leaders attending the 33rd African Union Summit, and "participate in side events focused on deepening our relationships with African countries," the office said in a statement (to Feb 14) VENICE, Italy - Venice Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 25). New Delhi - Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo on 4-day visit to India (to Feb. 16).

BERLIN/DAKAR/LUANDA/ADDIS ABABA/RIYADH/MUSCAT - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany, Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and Oman (to Feb. 22).

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets Hungarian President Janos Ader at the Vatican. - 0930 GMT.

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a renowned economist, speak to reporters at Berlin's chancellery before they discuss trade relations and foreign aid issues - 1430 GMT.

GLOBAL - Valentine's Day.

BEIRUT - 15th anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

LONDON - London Fashion Week February 2020 (to Feb. 18).

- - - - - - - - - SATURDAY , FEBRUARY 15 VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis meets member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency Zeljko Komsic at the Vatican. - 0800 GMT

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make his first visit to Africa, aimed at strengthening security and economic ties. He will travel to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia, where he is expected to address the African Union and meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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** DAKAR, Senegal - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a joint news conference with Senegal's Foreign Minister Amadou Ba on the second day of his Africa tour. ** ISLAMABAD - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi hold a joint news conference on the eve of an International Conference on the future of 4.6 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. - 1230 GMT ISLAMABAD - United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres will visit Pakistan (to Feb. 19).

BRUSSELS - EU Council President Charles Michel meets with leaders from Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Kosovo - 1800 GMT.

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** BRUSSELS - European Council President Charles Michel meets Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives of the U.S., in Brussels - 0900 GMT.

LUANDA - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet Angola President Joao Lourenco to discuss Angola's anti-corruption efforts. PRISTINA - 12th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit Ethiopia as part of his first official trip to Africa.

LONDON - The BRIT Awards 2020.

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY , FEBRUARY 19 MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets his Jordan counterpart in Moscow. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 BRUSSELS - The 27 EU countries will meet to discuss the 2021-2027 budget.

BERLIN – 70th Berlin International Film Festival (to Mar. 1).

VIENNA - Vienna Opera Ball 2020. - - - - - - - - -

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio Carnival 2020 (to Feb. 26). - - - - - - - - -

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 MUSCAT - U.S. Secretary of State MiKe Pompeo visits Oman to express his condolences on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said and to meet with Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.

RIYADH - G20 finance ministers, central bank governors meeting in Riyadh (to Feb. 23).

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

NEW DELHI - U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a two-day state visit to India (to Feb. 25).

GENEVA – 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (to Mar 20). - - - - - - - - -


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2020. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

** PRAGUE - Foreign Ministers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary meet with their counterparts from the countries of the west Balkans in Prague.(to Feb 27)

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will unveil 2020 budget - 1200 GMT.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ** KHARTOUM, Sudan - Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Sudan. NAPLES, Italy - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for a one-day summit in Naples. - - - - - - - - - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

HAMBURG, Germany - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to hold speeches at the Matthiae Mahl event in Hamburg, a festive dinner first held in the year 1356. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

GLOBAL - International Day for Ear and Hearing. - - - - - - - - -

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

** BRUSSELS - Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell presents the EU's Africa Strategy during the European Parliament's plenary session in Brussels.

BRUSSELS - The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks at Business Europe conference in Brussels - 1900 GMT.

HANOI - Vietnam to host ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Da Nang (to Mar. 7).

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5 BRUSSELS - European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives speech at BusinessEurope conference in Brussels - 0830 GMT.

BRUSSELS - European Commission executive vice-president Frans Timmermans speaks at conference on "Implementing the Green Deal in partnership with industry" - 1315 GMT.

BRUSSELS - European commissioner for economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks at conference on "Delivering the reforms needed to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union" - 1415 GMT.

BRUSSELS - European Commission executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis speaks at conference in Brussels - 1515 GMT.

BRUSSELS - European Council president Charles Michel speaks at conference in Brussels - 1530 GMT. MOSCOW – 67th death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

GENEVA – 90th Geneva International Motor Show (to Mar. 15).

ZAGREB - EU foreign ministers to hold informal meeting in Zagreb.

LUXEMBOURG - EU environment ministers will meet in Brussels for talks.

VIENNA - 178th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6

VIENNA - 8th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 8

GLOBAL - International Women's Day. - - - - - - - - -

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

TIBET – 61st anniversary of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. - - - - - - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

STRASBOURG, France - Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell presents the EU's Africa Strategy during the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg.

SENDAI, Japan – 9th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. - - - - - - - - -

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

BRUSSELS - European foreign affairs ministers meet for talks in Brussels. BRUSSELS - European justice and home affairs ministers meet in Brussels (to Mar. 13).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13

DUBLIN, Ireland - St. Patrick's Festival (to Mar. 17). - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 15

GLOBAL - World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS - Syria marks the 9th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 16 LJUBLJANA - OECD Economic Surveys: Slovenia 2020.

HALABJA, Iraq – 32nd anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 17

DHAKA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh to bolster ties.

BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 19

EGYPT – 9th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms.

KUALA LUMPUR - Finance ministers, central bank governors and heads of other institutions will meet to discuss current economic trends and crisis-related issues during the APEC-Finance and Central Banks Deputies' meeting in Malaysia.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 22

GLOBAL - World Water Day. - - - - - - - - -

MONDAY, MARCH 23

GLOBAL - World Meteorological Day. BRUSSELS - European foreign affairs minister meet in Brussels. - - - - - - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 24

BRUSSELS - The vice-president of the European Commission in charge of digital Margrethe Vestager speaks on "a new rulebook for the digital economy".

GLOBAL - World Tuberculosis Day. QUANG NINH, Vietnam - Vietnam hosts 24th ASEAN Finance Ministers meeting (to Mar. 27).

BRUSSELS - EU General Affairs Council meeting.

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BRUSSELS - European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis presents Action Plan on Anti-money Laundering. - - - - - - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 26

BRUSSELS - European Council meeting (to Mar. 27).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27

TAJIKISTAN - Referendum Election. - - - - - - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 28

DUBAI - HORSE RACING - 2020 Dubai World Cup. - - - - - - - - -

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

MALI - National Assembly Election.

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ATHENS - OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2020.

STRASBOURG, France - European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Suica presents a report on the "Impact of Demographic Change" during the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg.

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